Lifeworld Perspectives on the Experience of Living Close to a Person With Dementia (Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy / BBC News)

Summary

The following article explores the lifeworlds (i.e. the subjective experiences, stresses and adaptive coping strategies) of spouses after their partners have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Bergman, M. Graff, C. Eriksdotter, M. [et al] (2016). The meaning of living close to a person with Alzheimer disease. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. September 2016; 19(3): 341-9.

Possibly also of interest:

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Reed, J. (2018). ‘My husband can no longer remember my name’. London: BBC Health News / BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Programme, March 1st 2018.

Similar, regarding young onset dementia / early-onset Alzheimer’s (and inadequacies in social care funding aka. the dementia tax):

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Bell, C. (2018). ‘My mum thinks I’m an MP, she has early-onset Alzheimer’s’. London: BBC Health News, June 11th 2018.

Further personal experiences and comments on the inequity and unfairness of means tested social care:

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Holt, A. (2014). ‘It’s like Michael walking into a fog’. London: BBC Health News, June 26th 2018.

Further “expert by experience” perspectives:

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EastEnders star Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. London: BBC Health News, May 10th 2018.

More on “going public”:

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Alzheimer’s: How much should you reveal? London: BBC Health News, May 11th 2018.

Signs and symptoms of early dementia:

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Five ways to spot if someone has Alzheimer’s. London: BBC Health News, May 10th 2018.

Further, NHS England’s Valentine’s Day advice to “check your mate”:

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Barbara Windsor’s husband issues Valentine’s Day call for people to check loved ones for dementia. [Online]: NHS England, February 14th 2019.

Further Personal Experiences

Possibly also of interest:

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Rosney, D. (2018). ‘Dad’s dementia broke me and I find him hard to love’. London: BBC Health News / BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, November 29th 2018.

Experiences of Dementia in the Southern Asian Community

It is reported that an unhelpful combination of social stigma, language barriers and cultural differences may be stopping some of the UK’s South Asian community from seeking help in coping with dementia:

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Datar, R. (2019). ‘What my dad’s dementia taught me’. London: BBC Health News / BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Programme, March 1st 2019.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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