SSESW academic Tess Maginess is the contributing editor of a new book entitled Dementia and Literature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives(Routledge, 2017, ISBN 978-1-138-63347-6). Drawing on literary studies, cultural studies, education, clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing and gerontology, this book is a fascinating contribution to the emerging area of the medical and health humanities. It will be of interest to those living with dementia and their caregivers, as well as to the academic community and policy makers.
It follows on from a book Tess authored, published last year, Enhancing the Wellbeing and Wisdom of Older Learners: A Co-research Paradigm, (Routledge, 2016, ISBN 978-1-138-93677-5) which examines how lifelong learning, becoming wise, and sharing wisdom are integrally linked to older people’s wellbeing. It highlights appropriate learning styles and pedagogies for older people, including research models emphasising participation, and offers recommendations for research in lifelong learning with the potential to effect change.