'Informal dementia care in prisons' ('Understanding and Responding to Dementia' - Royal Holloway's Health & Social Care Research Cluster 2019 Half-Day Seminar).

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


The focus of this interdisciplinary paper is the experience of informal caring for individuals with dementia in prisons across England and Wales. Our core interest sits at the intersection between medical sociology, socio-legal studies, and penology, and seeks to plug a gap in the existing literature on the sociology of informal care and caring, which consistently overlooks the application of this within prison settings.

In this talk, we charted a path through literature on the 'greying' of the prison population and rising rates of incarceration, also considering the current legal position on providing care for those with dementia in carceral settings. These discussions were framed through lessons and limitations in the literature on informal caring in the community, to demonstrate how little we know about what happens when the standard conditions for informal care (traditionally provided by female family members) are eradicated by the gender-segregating nature of incarceration.
Period19 Jun 2019
Event title'Understanding and Responding to Dementia'.
Health and Social Care Research Cluster 2019 Half-Day Seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationEgham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional