Social Care

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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

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 »

Posted: May 27, 2014

We’re all thrown in the same boat


Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »

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Posted: May 21, 2014

Living Well with Dementia

Kate Fearnley

If your GP or specialist has told you that you have dementia, then this is the booklet for you. You may also find this booklet helpful if you are a family member or a friend of a person who has been told they have dementia. The booklet was published by NHS Health Scotland (2014).

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