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Configurations of care work: Paid and unpaid elder care in Italy and the Netherlands

Most current sociological approaches to work recognise that the same activity may be undertaken within a variety of socio-economic forms - formal or informal, linked with the private market, public state or not-for-profit sectors. This article takes care of the elderly as an exemplary case for probing some of the linkages between paid and unpaid work. We attempt to unravel the interconnections between forms of care work undertaken in different socio-economic conditions in two settings, the Netherlands and Italy.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Reduction of caregiver burden in Alzheimer's disease by treatment with galantamine

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition characterized by a loss of cognition, altered behavior, and a loss of functional ability, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and organizing finances. Family and friends provide nearly three quarters of all care for patients with Alzheimer's disease. This informal care results in significant burden to caregivers. Caregiver burden is the set of physical, psychological or emotional, social, and financial problems that family members may experience when caring for impaired older adults.

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Reconciling employment with caring for a husband with an advanced illness

Background: Little is known about combining work with caring for a person with advanced illness. This is important given the increasing number of women in the workforce and current policy seeking to increase care in the community. The aim of this paper was to explore the meaning of work for women caring for a husband with an advanced illness and the consequences of combining these two roles.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

Informal Caring and Labour Market Outcomes Within England and Wales

Drinkwater S. Informal caring and labour market outcomes within England and Wales, Regional Studies. Within-country analysis of the links between informal care provision and labour market outcomes has been limited even though there are wide regional variations in informal caring. This issue is important because areas with the highest levels of informal caring typically have relatively low economic activity and employment rates.

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