Analysing the early onset of dementia: a perspective of the experiential impact upon couples

Pemberton, Jean (2016) Analysing the early onset of dementia: a perspective of the experiential impact upon couples. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This Independent Research Study will take a focus upon the personal narratives of couple experience, whereby one person within the dyad has a diagnosis of early onset dementia and the impact this has upon the relationship. There is only a small body of evidence within research of capturing the narrative of couples in the early stages of the disease. This allows little insight as to what is important to them when couples remain together, it becomes more evident as primary research has tended to focus either on the impacts of the disease on the individual or caregiver experience, at a point when the couple dyad becomes ' distinct' or ' separate' through the progression of dementia.
    The author felt this to be vitally important to understand the subjective accounts of both of the partner's experiences, particularly to play a critical role of informing future practice within social care.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:14
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21376

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