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

  title={Exploring the meaning of everyday life, for those suffering from dementia.},
  author={G. J. van Holst and Ingalill Rahm Hallberg},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  volume={18 6},
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… CONTINUE READING

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