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Title: Factors influencing the presentation of people with dementia and their caregivers
Author: Murray, Rosie
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2013
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Abstract:
Traditionally the biomedical approach has characterised dementia care. This approach predominantly attributes the patient's presentation and deterioration to the dementia. A more holistic approach to dementia care involves considering a range of factors, in addition to the dementia, that may account for the patient's presentation and deterioration; these include psychogenic, biogenic, social and environmental factors. The current thesis sought to explore the impact of some of these potential factors. Caregivers play a vital role in looking after people with dementia. Caregiver presentation may be impacted directly by caregivers' own psychogenic, biogenic, social and environmental factors, as well indirectly by care-recipient psychogenic, biogenic, social and environmental factors. The current thesis sought to explore the impact some of these potential factors on caregiver presentation, in an attempt to further understand some of the reasons underlying positive and negative caregiving experiences. Chapter 1 details a review of the literature investigating the associations between Attachment Style/dimension and clinical presentation in people with dementia and caregivers. Chapter one thus explores a possible psychogenic factor influencing the presentation of people with dementia and caregivers. Chapter 2 is a piece of empirical research investigating how a co-morbid physical health problem suffered by a Person with Dementia (PwD), specifically infection, impacts on a PwD as well as on their caregiver; the impact of hospitalisation of the PwD is also explored, both on the PwD and on their caregiver. Chapter two thus explores possible biogenic, social and environmental factors influencing the presentation of people with dementia and caregivers. Chapter 3 details some of my reflections on and learning from the process of conducting this empirical research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.589877  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; RA Public aspects of medicine
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