Everyday occupation, well-being, and identity: the experience of caregivers in families with dementia.

@article{Hasselkus2007EverydayOW,
  title={Everyday occupation, well-being, and identity: the experience of caregivers in families with dementia.},
  author={Betty Risteen Hasselkus and Bridget Murray},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={9-20}
}
The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of the nature of the daily occupations of caregivers for family members with dementia as related to the caregivers' perceptions of well-being. Qualitative telephone interviews, focused on the experience of caregiving, were conducted with 33 caregiver-respondents; the data were transcribed and analyzed using a phenomenological approach. Everyday occupation emerged as a phenomenon that was central to the caregivers' ways of evaluating and… CONTINUE READING

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