Loss and Grief among Family Caregivers of Relatives with Dementia

@article{Collins1993LossAG,
  title={Loss and Grief among Family Caregivers of Relatives with Dementia},
  author={Clare E. Collins and Michelle A. Liken and Sharon V. King and Candance Kokinakis},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={236 - 253}
}
This study describes family caregiver perceptions of the experience of loss and grief as it occurs prior to and following the death of a relative with dementia. A content analysis was conducted of responses to open-ended questions by a sample of 82 primary caregivers participating in a longitudinal study who had experienced the death of their relative with dementia. Six themes were identified: loss of person and relationship, loss of hope, predeath grief, expectancy of death, post-death relief… CONTINUE READING

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