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Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care.

  Worldwide people with dementia are usually cared for at home by informal carers who may themselves have poor health and/or live in social situations which intensify their needs. The scale of these needs continues to be underappreciated and they are exacerbated by the limited social, cultural and emotional resources that carers can draw upon. This paper looks at the disparities in support, and the complex negotiations made by carers, as they reconcile the everyday realities of informal care in the home. Appreciation of these issues is essential in understanding carers’ coping strategies in an ageing population.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.09.002

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616.8 Nervous & mental disorders

Citation

Egdell, V., Bond, J., Brittain, K. & Jarvis, H. (2009). Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care. Health & place. 16, 101-107. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.09.002. ISSN 1353-8292

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Keywords

Care; support networks; household resources; dementia;

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