Browsing Management and Law by Subject "Dementia; Diagnosis; Work; Disabled people; Cognitive impairments; Alzheimer's"
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'A beginning and not the end’: Work after a diagnosis of dementiaWhile there is a growing literature on the experiences of disabled workers, this article presents an account of a work experience not frequently documented: being employed while living with dementia. It does this through the account of Elizabeth Draper, an NHS Hospital Trust manager, who received a diagnosis of dementia while employed. The article offers new ways of conceptualizing the struggles of disabled workers to continue with their project of self-becoming through work. It shows how work practices can enact violence through ‘non-recognition’ and how workers can subvert this violence to create opportunities for future development.