Fostering Resilience in Dementia Through Narratives: Contributions of Multimedia Technologies

  • Barbara Purves
  • Marie Y. Savundranayagam
  • Elizabeth Kelson
  • Arlene Astell
  • Alison Phinney


This chapter brings together recent innovative uses of multimedia tools to explore narratives of people with a diagnosis of dementia. The foundations for this work are located in an understanding of the concepts of resilience and well-being and the role of narrative-based reminiscence in fostering resilience, especially as applied to people with dementia. The work collected here focuses on supporting people with a diagnosis, their families, and their communities. We begin with a discussion of the conceptual foundations underpinning this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Purves
    • 1
  • Marie Y. Savundranayagam
  • Elizabeth Kelson
  • Arlene Astell
  • Alison Phinney
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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