Table of Contents

A forgotten history : the late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century construction of the disease concept.
The rise of the asylum in Ontario and Its impact on Canadian families.
Popular perceptions of aging and dementia in Canada : the theory of waste and repair from the 1860s to the 1960s.
From psychological and stress-based theories of dementia to the triumph of the biomedical paradigm.
A narrative view of deinstitutionalization : Alice Munro's "Powers".
Tale of two brothers: Andrew Ignatieff and the rise of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Gothic and apocalyptic horror: Michael Ignatieff's Scar Tissue.
A history of forgetting : cognitive decline and historical cycles of degeneration.
Unburying the living in Jane Rule's Memory Board and selected stories by Alice Munro. A groundbreaking comparison of scientific, popular, and literary approaches to provoke new stories of dementia.