Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research

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Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research. / Bulow, Morten Hillgaard; Holm, Marie-Louise.

In: Body & Society, Vol. 22, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 77-102.

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Bulow, MH & Holm, M-L 2016, 'Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research', Body & Society, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 77-102. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X16649243

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Bulow, M. H., & Holm, M-L. (2016). Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research. Body & Society, 22(3), 77-102. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X16649243

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Bulow MH, Holm M-L. Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research. Body & Society. 2016 Sep;22(3):77-102. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X16649243

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Bulow, Morten Hillgaard ; Holm, Marie-Louise. / Queering "Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research. In: Body & Society. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 77-102.

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