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Disparate routes through support: negotiating the sites, stages and support of informal dementia care

Lookup NU author(s): Valerie Egdell, Professor John Bond, Dr Katie Brittain, Professor Helen Jarvis


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Worldwide people with dementia are usually cared for at home by informal carers who may themselves have poor health and/or live in social situations which intensify their needs. The scale of these needs continues to be underappreciated and they are exacerbated by the limited social, cultural and emotional resources that carers can draw upon. This paper looks at the disparities in support, and the complex negotiations made by carers, as they reconcile the everyday realities of informal care in the home. Appreciation of these issues is essential in understanding carers’ coping strategies in an ageing population.

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Author(s): Egdell V, Bond J, Brittain K, Jarvis H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Health & Place

Year: 2010

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 101-107

ISSN (print): 1353-8292

ISSN (electronic): 1873-2054

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.09.002


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