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The meaning of care: perspectives of people with dementia and their informal carers

Sixsmith, J. and Woolrych, R. (2015) The meaning of care: perspectives of people with dementia and their informal carers. Paper presented to: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2015. (Unpublished)

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Abstract: This paper presents qualitative understandings of meanings of care from the perspectives of people with dementia and their informal/ family carers. Findings suggest that both people with dementia and their carers associate care with continuity, strong relationships, warmth and personhood. Flexible, familiar and proactive care can transform the quality of relationships experienced in the family.
Additional Information: Part of the symposium entitled: Diverse faces of care: the meaning and structure of care in everyday life, chaired by Judith Sixsmith and Jorg W. Huber
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry > RC512 Psychopathology. Mental disorders > RC521 Dementia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV1551 People with disabilities
Creators: Sixsmith, Judith and Woolrych, Ryan
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Ageing Research Centre
Date: 14 March 2015
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2015
Event Dates: 12-14 March 2015
Event Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished
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URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7799

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