Care Practices Research Network

The Care Practice Research Network aims to take practices seriously as active and knowledgeable engagements that constitute and are constituted by a world needs methodological tools and a theoretical vocabulary that allows us to keep practices and their effects in view and available for study on their own terms.

Members of the Care Practices Research Network are a diverse group brought together through a shared interest in studying care practices. Our aim is to reinstitute a concern for care practices by taking such practices seriously - activity that requires both methodological tools and a theoretical vocabulary that allow us to keep everyday practices, their details and their effects, in view and available for study. We study care practices in and as part of daily life, as webs of relations constituting daily life, with the goal of making these visible, articulable on their own terms, and thus more open to improvement and change.

NEW Short film about care at home for people with dementia

Home Care for people with Dementia

Dementia Film Resources

  • Dementia Film Facilitation Guide

    September 06, 2019

    This guide is intended to help facilitate discussion of the film: Care Collectives Re-considering Dementia Care in The Community.

  • Seeing the collective: Family arrangements for care at home for older people with dementia

    June 01, 2019

    This paper describes findings from an ethnographic study that was designed to support an analysis of the complexity and materiality of family care arrangements - that is, the significance of the actual physical, technological and institutional elements shaping care-giving situations.

  • Rethinking Dementia Intervention Research

    July 26, 2018

    We highlight three areas for re-consideration: the overriding focus on caregiver-care recipient dyads, the under-determination of the object(s) of inquiry and the algorithmic nature of interventions themselves.