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Exploring the meaning of everyday life, for those suffering from dementia

Holst, Göran LU and Rahm Hallberg, Ingalill LU (2003) In American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias 18(6). p.359-365
Abstract
Living with dementia means struggling to preserve a sense of self, to retain (and reevaluate) one's values in a new situation, and to search for a new way of life. This study explored the meaning of everyday life as expressed by 11 people suffering from dementia. Data were collected through interviews with people in the early stage of a diagnosed dementia disease. The findings indicate that many people with dementia feel shame, sorrow, and sadness when their life with the disease begins but also indicate prospects of a more manageable life. Since the reaction and adjustment to dementia differs from person to person, professional caregivers need to use a case-specific approach in the provision of care.
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keywords
dementia, caregiver strategies, empirical studies
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American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias
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18
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6
pages
359 - 365
publisher
SAGE Publications
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  • pmid:14682085
  • scopus:0346343630
ISSN
1938-2731
DOI
10.1177/153331750301800605
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English
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Family Medicine (013241010), The Vårdal Institute (016540000)
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {359--365},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias},
  title        = {Exploring the meaning of everyday life, for those suffering from dementia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/153331750301800605},
  doi          = {10.1177/153331750301800605},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2003},
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