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 a spouse: gendered meanings in everyday life
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