‘Confabulation’ in late onset dementia: triangulating censored histories through first-person narrative and literary fiction Dr Andrea Capstick Bradford Dementia Group. Selection criteria: emergent methodology.
‘Confabulation’ in late onset dementia: triangulating censored histories through first-person narrative and literary fiction
Dr Andrea Capstick
Bradford Dementia Group
(from Brown and Clegg eds, 2007: 143-147)
‘But you don’t want it to drown, do you?’ asked Mr Powell, a shade of anxiety creeping into his voice. ‘If it –’ ‘No’, interjected Dr Boycott quickly as though to check him before he could say more....’It’s not intended to drown – not this time anyway; and I think probably not next time either – depending on the results of course.
The large mongrel dog in the tank was continuing to struggle...but so feebly now that its body hung almost vertically in the water.’
(Adams, 1977: 2)
The Germans put me in a what do you call it?...... (Catherine)
(Dimiter: Clegg et al 2010)
‘Sometimes we just picked a big city and blasted the hell out of it...There was an unspoken rule never to bring the bombs back home. My last run we ended up dumping our full load on a big park full of refugees.’
(Jordan, 2008: Mudbound)
(Kennedy, 2007, Day 61-62)
Cover image from Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper