Re-thinking and re-positioning 'being in the moment' within a continuum of moments:introducing a new conceptual framework for dementia studies

Keady, J.D. and Campbell, S. and Clark, A. and Dowlen, R. and Elvish, R. and Jones, L. and Kindell, J. and Swarbrick, C. and Williams, S. (2020) Re-thinking and re-positioning 'being in the moment' within a continuum of moments:introducing a new conceptual framework for dementia studies. Ageing and Society. ISSN 0144-686X

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Abstract

This article draws upon six social research studies completed by members of the Dementia and Ageing Research Team at The University of Manchester and their associated networks over an eight-year period (2011-2019) with the aim of constructing a definition of 'being in the moment' and situating it within a continuum of moments that could be used to contextualise and frame the lived experience of dementia. Using the approach formulated by Pound et al. (2005) in synthesising qualitative studies, we identified this continuum of moments as comprising four sequential and interlinked steps: (a) 'creating the moment', defined as the processes and procedures necessary to enable being in the moment to take place-the time necessary for this to occur can range from fleeting to prolonged; (b) 'being in the moment', which refers to the multi-sensory processes involved in a personal or relational interaction and embodied engagement-being in the moment can be sustained through creativity and flow; (c) 'ending the moment', defined as when a specific moment is disengaged-this canbe triggered by the person(s) involved consciously or subconsciously, or caused by a distraction inthe environment or suchlike; and (d) 'reliving the moment', which refers to the opportunity for theexperience(s) involved in 'being in the moment' to be later remembered and shared, however fragmentary, supported or full the recall.

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Journal Article
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Ageing and Society
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https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/abs/rethinking-and-repositioning-being-in-the-moment-within-a-continuum-of-moments-introducing-a-new-conceptual-framework-for-dementia-studies/90A716FE339B97098875ED06F6D62C45 The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Ageing and Society, ? (?), pp ?-? 2020, © 2020 Cambridge University Press.
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07 Dec 2020 11:55
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