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Title: Adult children who care for a parent with dementia
Author: Ward-Brown, Joanna
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2012
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The aim of the review was to explore the experiences of adult-children caring for a parent with dementia. A search was conducted for literature which has been published between 1990 and 2012; exclusion criteria were applied and 15 papers were selected to be included in the review. A meta-ethnography (Noblitt & Hare, 1988) of the literature was conducted. The review identified a number of shared themes in the experiences of caregivers. These included: ‘motivations/incentives to care’, ‘the role of a carer’, ‘common emotions/feelings’, ‘ways of coping’ and ‘services/systems’. The review highlighted the complexities involved when caring for a parent with dementia and the potential impact of the past relationship on the present experiences of the carer. The similarities between the findings of the current review and findings from dementia and other caregiving research are discussed as well as implications for clinical practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology