Book Review: Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care


  • Joy Ciofi The Gerontology Institute Georgia State University




Author Biography

Joy Ciofi, The Gerontology Institute Georgia State University

Joy Ciofi is a postdoctoral researcher at The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. Her research examines engagement and changing social experiences for older adults in the United States. She has completed ethnographic fieldwork in community and public spaces including assisted living communities, casino complexes, and senior centers. Trained as a medical anthropologist at the University of Connecticut, she has studied the ways in which social, cultural, and economic values influence understandings of health and well-being. Her current work as a member of an interdisciplinary research team focuses on opportunities for meaningful engagement for persons living with dementia in assisted living communities.


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Basting, Anne, Maureen Towey, and Ellie Rose, eds. 2016. The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press.

Dementia Action Alliance, n.d. “Vision, Mission, Values.” Accessed January 30, 2021.

Lock, Margaret. 2013. The Alzheimer’s Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

TimeSlips, n.d. “Our Network.” Accessed February 12, 2021.






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