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Needs of people with dementia and their spousal carers: A study of those living in the community

Objective: To identify care and support needs, as reported by people with dementia and their spousal carers living in the community in metropolitan Western Australia. Methods: An interpretive description approach was utilised. Semi‚Äźstructured interviews were conducted with 10 dyads of spousal carers and people with dementia. Comparative analysis was used to develop themes regarding need, which were reviewed using two focus groups of spousal carers.

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:32

In sickness and in health: The strains and gains of caring for a chronically ill or disabled spouse

Objectives To examine the subjective experiences of spousal carers, focusing on positive, negative, and relational aspects of this role. Methods Mixed-methods exploratory study involving questionnaires (N equals 40) and in-depth interviews (N equals 8) with spousal carers in the southwest of England.

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 15:02