Between the Normal and the Abnormal - Cultural Meanings of Dementia and Old Age in Finland and Russia (DemOldCult)

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The study focuses on perceptions and representations of old age and dementia. The main aim of the research project is to make visible those cultural practices and discourses that produce marginalising stereotypes and stigmatise aging people, by means of deconstruction and critical approach. The examination of two cultural spheres, Finnish and Russian, both together and apart, will help in discovering and deconstructing cultural stereotypes.
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  • Maija Könönen,  The project leader in 2016-2018, adjunct professor (University of Helsinki)
    Maija Könönen, The project leader in 2016-2018, adjunct professor (University of Helsinki) maija.kononen@helsinki.fi
  • Anna Kinnunen, Junior researcher, University of Eastern Finland
    Anna Kinnunen, Junior researcher, University of Eastern Finland anna.kinnunen@uef.fi
  • Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir,  Postdoctoral researcher, (University of Tampere)
    Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir, Postdoctoral researcher, (University of Tampere) tatiana.tiaynen@live.fi
  • Julia Zelikova, Postdoctoral researcher, RANEPA, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Julia Zelikova, Postdoctoral researcher, RANEPA, St. Petersburg, Russia juliazelikova@hotmail.com