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

Egdell, Valerie, Bond, John, Brittain, Katie and Jarvis, Helen (2010) Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care. Health and Place, 16 (1). pp. 101-107.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1353-8292
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care; support networks; household resources; dementia;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases > 616.8 Nervous & mental disorders
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Item ID: 4350
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 11:33
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 11:25
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4350

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