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Dementia and feminism


Rachel Thompson Is dementia a feminist issue?

Does even considering this, risk creating a separate agenda for women that could leave men feeling excluded? ...  read more ...

If I have seen further it is from standing on the shoulders of giants


Valerie FreestoneIsaac Newton is famed for saying "if I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants". The more modern version is a phrase I have often heard in speeches given by some of the most inspirational women I've met. I often think who have influenced me most in my career, whose shoulders am I standing on?  read more ...

Dementia is a feminist issue. Why would I say this?


Professor June AndrewsIn the UK 61% of people with dementia are female. They seem to think it is because women live longer and dementia is related to age, and of course that is true. But there is also the issue of stress and dementia in women.  read more ...

Dementia – a feminist issue?


Philly HareAs Programme Manager for JRF's Ageing Society work, I know that women are disadvantaged in so many ways as they enter later life. Sexism and ageism can create a 'double whammy'. As Imogen Blood has pointed out; "'Old dears' are typically women. ...  read more ...

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