Exploration of Dementia Carers’ Lived Experience (BBC News / ARUK)

Summary

Alzheimer’s Research UK commissioned Opinion Leader to investigate all aspects of the impact of caring for a relative with dementia.

Opinion Leader worked with families to produce a rich description of individual experiences, by conducting a series of four ethnographic studies of family carers for people with dementia”. (p.5)

Topics covered include changing family relationships, increased social isolation, coping with behaviour change, the influence on carers’ psychological and physical health, and the many hidden financial costs involved.

Researchers identified only a limited desire to understand how the disease would affect loved ones in the future.

Full Text Link

Reference

Dementia in the family: the impact on carers. Cambridge: Alzheimer’s Research UK, December 14th 2015.

“The selflessness shown by the carers we spoke to is impossible to put into words… ”. (p.35)

Possibly also of interest:

Full Text Link

Reference

‘I do my crying in the shower’. London: BBC Health News, December 15th 2015.

Advertisements

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Alzheimer’s Research UK, BBC News, Charitable Bodies, Community Care, For Carers (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), In the News, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s