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dementia, elders, nursing, older adults, personhood



  1. Rajamohan, Santhiny


ABSTRACT: Using a biblical worldview, this article develops a philosophical discussion about what comprises an individual's personhood. The author contends for the perspective of a person as a human being created in the image of God based on who he or she is, not on the basis of how well he or she functions. Understanding the biblical concept of personhood allows the establishment of meaningful relationships with people with dementia, resulting in compassionate, quality care.