Social Care

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Posted: December 7, 2021

You have to wait – Time as an Instrument of Power in a North American Nursing Home

Margaret Oldfield

In this article I explore three types of time in the daily life of a North American nursing home. The first type is institutional time, the dominant force structuring daily life for both staff and residents. The second type is residents’ time, which is how residents would prefer to structure their daily lives. Both the… Read more »

Posted: November 22, 2021

The Neuropsychiatric Biopolitics of Dementia and its Ethnicity Problem

Maria Zubair

Abstract Sociological analyses of dementia have long drawn on critiques of medicalisation and the medical model. This approach fails to account for late 20th/early 21st century expansion of neuropsychiatric biopolitics, wherein a more subtle and pervasive (self-)governance of health, illness, and life itself is at stake. Since the 1970s, new neuropsychiatric imaginings of dementia have… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Older men’s notions of informal support as primary caregivers

Henrik Eriksson

Little interest has been given to painting a broader picture of men’s relation to caring and care giving activities and when it has, it has often tended to uphold stereotypic notions regarding men’s attitudes to caring activities. Older men’s notions of informal support as primary caregivers. Henrik Eriksson, Jonas Sandberg and Keith Pringle. Nordic Journal… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Experiences of long-term home care as an informal caregiver to a spouse

Henrik Eriksson

One of the most common circumstances in which a woman gradually steps into a long-term caregiver role at home involves caring for a spouse suffering from dementia. Little attention has been paid to examining the experiences and motivations of such caregivers from a feminist perspective. Experiences of long-term home care as an informal caregiver to… Read more »

Posted: September 30, 2019

Care and the shadow of the fourth age

José De São José

This article examines how care encounters at the elders’ homes are forged, and how the way these encounters are forged avoids or evokes the social imaginary of the fourth age. Ageing & Society (2018), 1–20 doi:10.1017/S0144686X18001241

Posted: May 29, 2014

The cost effectiveness of assistive technology in supporting people with dementia

Corinne Greasley-Adams
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Despite much emphasis on the potential of assistive technologies of many varieties to deliver cost effective ways of supporting people with dementia, and clear indications of this potential, rigorous cost-effectiveness studies of these technologies for this group remain largely absent. The review includes consideration of the indicative evidence. Bowes A, Dawson A and Greasley-Adams C… Read more »