Fostering Resilience in Dementia Through Narratives: Contributions of Multimedia Technologies

  • Arlene J. AstellEmail author
  • Marie Y. Savundranayagam
  • Elizabeth Kelson
  • Barbara Purves
  • Alison Phinney


This chapter brings together innovative uses of multimedia tools to explore narratives of people living with dementia. The three projects described here share an understanding of the role of narrative-based reminiscing in fostering resilience, particularly as applied to people with dementia. This collective work focuses on supporting people living with dementia, their families, and their communities to sustain resilience and promote well-being. We begin with a discussion of the conceptual foundations underpinning this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arlene J. Astell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marie Y. Savundranayagam
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Kelson
    • 3
  • Barbara Purves
    • 4
  • Alison Phinney
    • 5
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Western UniversityLondonCanada
  3. 3.Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  4. 4.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  5. 5.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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