Comments about difficult care-related problems experienced at home, made by spouses caring for their partners with Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease, were analysed by researchers to identify generalisable themes in how carers tend to perceive challenges and manage their problems. The researchers consider that they have identified three broad (stereotypical) types of carer and their respective recurring “management styles” concerning the burden of care:
- Case managers.
The authors propose devising tailored support programs which better accommodate the typical approaches and mindsets of the three types of caregiver.
Davis, LL. Chestnutt, D. [and] Molloy, M. [et al] (2016). Adapters, strugglers, and case managers: a typology of spouse caregivers. Qualitative Health Research. November 2014; 24(11): 1492-500.