Tag: nursing home

Thinking pain by Annelieke Driessen

Annelieke Driessen , October 1st, 2018

Care worker Annika announces that she does not want to go to Mr Moran. “He always complains.” “I’ll go”, says her colleague Robin, and turning to me he…


The final station by Susanne van den Buuse

Susanne van den Buuse , September 24th, 2018

The sun wakes her up. But Mrs Wijngaard keeps her eyes closed. She is 90 years old and sits quietly in her armchair in her apartment in the…


Strangers in unfamiliar environments: Struggles for subjectivity in a dementia care ward by Ingunn Moser

Ingunn Moser , September 24th, 2018

During fieldwork on dementia care in a nursing home, I was struck by the complex and layered orderings of space, time and subjectivity in daily life on the…


The fool with the watering can, or asynchronous time travelling by Jeannette Pols

Jeannette Pols , September 17th, 2018

One of the most bewildering and fascinating things about spending time with people with dementia is that they can rapidly travel through time. This was most clear with…


“I do want euthanasia, but not now.” Timing a request for euthanasia with dementia in the Netherlands by Natashe Lemos Dekker

Natashe Lemos Dekker , September 17th, 2018

Sitting on orange seats in the corridor, Ms Verbeek, her niece Hannie and I are waiting for the general practitioner. Ms Verbeek seems a little restless and is…


Folding time: walk-talking joint moments in the nursing home by Laura Vermeulen

Laura Vermeulen , September 17th, 2018

We knew each other from the drop-in centre. Aspects of our daily life concerns had been shared. ‘We’ were drop-in centre participants: the majority had been diagnosed with…