Opening Doors for those Living with Dementia
President, The Vicarage by the Sea, Inc.
9 Vicarage Lane
Harpswell, Maine 04079
Home: (207) 833-6178
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Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology. 2007
Dissertation: “A Culture of Dementia: Examining Interpersonal Relationships Between Elders Living with Dementia.”
Committee: Peter Conrad (chair), Sarah Lamb, Stefan Timmermans, Sara Shostak
Areas of Concentration: Social Gerontology, Social Psychology, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory
M.A. Joint degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. 2001
Mount Holyoke College
B.A. Cum Laude. 1993
Major: Women’s Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor: Bowdoin College
Spring 2008 – Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Aging and Society (SOC 231)
Adjunct Lecturer: Bowdoin College
Spring 2009 – Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Fall 2007 – Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Spring 2007 – Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
Lecturer: Bradford College
Fall 1997 – Social Problems (SOC 181), Gender and Society (Soc 361)
Fall 1996 – Complex Organizations (SOC 345)
“From Demedicalization to Renaturalization: Dementia and Nature in Harmony,” with Peter Whitehouse, Danny George and Brett Joseph, in Mary Marshall and Jane Gilliard, eds., Fresh Air on My Face: Enabling People with Dementia to Reconnect with Nature, Jessica Kingsley Press, 2012.
“Liberating the Wanderers: Redefining Wandering by Using Technology to Unlock Doors for Those Living with Dementia,” in Kelly Joyce and Meika Loe, eds., Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Ageing, Science, and Technology Lens, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
“Liberating the Wanderers: Redefining Wandering by Using Technology to Unlock Doors for Those Living with Dementia,” Sociology of Health and Illness, 32: 288-303, 2010.
“Intimacy among the Socially Dead: Examining Intimacy among Institutionalized Elders with Mid to Late Stage Dementia,” in Harry Blatterer and Julia Glass, eds., Times of Our Lives: Making Sense of Growing Up and Growing Old, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010
The Tom Kitwood Memorial Address: Beyond the myth – imagining the new worlds of dementia, with Peter Whitehouse and Danny George. The 5th UK Dementia Congress, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England, November, 2010.
Segregation versus Desegregation among the Demented: Impacts of Transitions on the Social Identities of Elders Living with Dementia. The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2010.
Intimacy among the Socially Dead: Examining Intimacy among Elders with Mid to Late Stage Dementia. 1st Global Conference: Times of Our Lives: Growing Up and Growing Old, Mansfield College, Oxford, England, July 2009.
President, Founder: The Vicarage by the Sea, Inc.
Administration, Research, Education/Teaching, Direct Care. 1998 – Present
Alzheimer’s Association of America
American Sociological Association
American Association of University Women
British Sociological Association
Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, email@example.com; tel. 216-844-6448
Susan Bell, A Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences, Bowdoin College, firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 207-725-3292
Peter Conrad, Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences, Brandeis University, email@example.com; tel: 781-736-2653