Our edited collection ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia’ has recently been published by Routledge. But why a book about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*1 (LGBT*) people and dementia? What makes their experiences of dementia different from those of anyone else?
Dr Sue Westwood is a socio-legal and gerontology scholar with expertise in ageing, genders and sexualities in regulatory contexts. Her book Ageing, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in Later Life and co-edited collection (with Dr Elizabeth Price) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans* (LGBT*) Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, practice & rights were published by Routledge in 2016. She is now working on a new edited collection, Ageing, Diversity & Equality, also to be published by Routledge, as well as co-edited collections Minding the Knowledge Gaps (with A. King, K. Almack, and Y.T. Suen, Routledge) and Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities (with A. King, Policy). She is also co-editing (with T. Wathern) a special issue of the journal Housing Care and Support entitled ‘Housing, Care and Support for Older Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* People’.