Men caring for wives or partners with dementia: masculinity, strain and gain.

@article{Baker2010MenCF,
  title={Men caring for wives or partners with dementia: masculinity, strain and gain.},
  author={Kevin L Baker and Noelle Robertson and David Connelly},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={319-27}
}
Over the last three decades, demographic changes in the developed world have meant more older men find themselves in caregiving roles. Little research has been undertaken with male caregivers in dementia care. Although there is general consensus that men construe care differently to women, gender has seldom been treated as an independent variable that can inform supportive interventions. This study, underpinned by an assumption of the benefits of men's differential response to managing illness… CONTINUE READING