An elderly person puzzles a picture of a head, where puzzle pieces are missing in the middle of the head. Connects to dementia

Project: Whose voice? Law, care management and dementia

The overall aim is to investigate whether the conditions for achieving the goals and requirements of the Social Services Act can be fulfilled with the current system. This interdisciplinary project (law/social work) thus wants to describe and analyze the legal and practical dilemmas for the social workers in handling the legal rights for persons suffering from dementia.

Project information

Project manager
Titti Mattsson, Lund University
Other project members
Lottie Giertz, Angelika Thelin; Linnaeus University
Participating organizations
Lund University, Linnaeus University
The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity
1 Jan 2019–31 Dec 2020
Social Work (Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

This interdisciplinary project aims to question the legal and practical conditions to fulfil the responsibility of the social welfare services to provide decent living conditions for persons with dementia in Sweden. The social worker’s daily work has not yet been compared against the legal situation for decision-making that surrounds this field.

This project wants to analyze and clarify the decision-making situation at the social work professionals in Sweden for persons with dementia and thus contribute to an improvement of both the position of the person with dementia, the family members and the social workers’ mandate to make decisions on behalf of the client.

The project is part of the research in the Social work, Disability and Ageing (SODA) research group.