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Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse (2021)
Journal Article
Dodd, E., Ismail, S., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Cheston, R. (2022). Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse. Dementia, 21(2), 489-502. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012211047350

Objectives: Nostalgic memories are more social than other forms of autobiographical recall, often refer to atypical events, express more positive affect and reflect life as meaningful. Recalling a nostalgic (compared to ordinary) memory increases sel... Read More about Nostalgic conversations: The co-production of an intervention package for people living with dementia and their spouse.

The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia (2021)
Journal Article
Ismail, S., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Cheston, R. (2022). The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 94(4), 436-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/00914150211024185

Although dementia may affect the reliability of autobiographical memories, the psychological properties of nostalgic memories may be preserved. We compared the content of nostalgic (n = 36) and ordinary (n = 31) narratives of 67 participants living w... Read More about The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia.

The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall (2020)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2022). The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 29(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2020.1842850

Dementia represents a more immediate threat for older than for younger adults. Consequently, different strategies may be used to defend the self against the threat of dementia. We hypothesised that older (compared to younger) adults are more likely t... Read More about The mnemic neglect effect and information about dementia: Age differences in recall.

The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale (2020)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., White, P., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2022). The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 94(4), 496-514. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091415020957388

Dementia represents a substantial threat to the self. However, to date, there is no reliable way to measure how threatened people feel by dementia. This article reports on two online studies. In Study 1, 248 participants rated statements about dement... Read More about The development and validation of the Threat of Dementia Scale.