An exploration of the personal and social consequences of older women caring for a spouse living with dementia

Crouch, Karyn (2009) An exploration of the personal and social consequences of older women caring for a spouse living with dementia. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This dissertation seeks to explore the personal and social consequences of the caring role of married women aged of sixty and over who care for their spouse who are living with dementia. With a stress/burden model providing the theoretical perspective the author wished to gain an insight into the experiences they may face whilst carrying out this caring role.

    Method: The author carried out the research for this dissertation by using a review of qualitative literature from searches of published primary and secondary literature, data and statistical information relating to older female carers caring for spouses living with dementia.

    Results: The review has identified that the quality of care for the dementia suffer is directly affected by relational issues. The author carried out an exploration into the caring role for older women and from which it would appear their caring role is embedded in relationships of obligation, such as marriage. Whilst this caring contributes to physical, emotional, and financial strain, it can also produce some benefits. From the findings the author has identified some conclusions and potential recommendations for service provision and social work practice within the field of dementia care.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 16:51
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2348

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