Understanding the Effect of Media in Dementia Attitudes

Attitudes towards dementia have concrete impacts on the ability of people with dementia to maintain and create social connections with others, to engage in meaningful activity, and to receive appropriate and respectful care. The researchers seek to assess whether exposure to first-hand accounts of dementia affects college students’ attitudes towards and understanding of dementia when compared to news articles that people might typically encounter. This proposal aims to explore the potential effect of media on shaping people’s attributes towards those with dementia.

Spring 2019
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Himanshi Manglunia, Shruti Hegde
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