Adult children who care for a parent with dementia

Ward-Brown, Joanna (2012). Adult children who care for a parent with dementia. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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Abstract

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.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
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Supervisor(s)EmailORCID
Oyebode, JanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Riley, Gerry AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/6873

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