Roles, responsibilities, and relationships among older husbands caring for wives with progressive dementia and other chronic conditions.

@article{Sanders2009RolesRA,
  title={Roles, responsibilities, and relationships among older husbands caring for wives with progressive dementia and other chronic conditions.},
  author={Sara Sanders and James R Power},
  journal={Health & social work},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={41-51}
}
Men are playing greater roles in the provision of care for older adults with chronic health conditions. Husbands, in particular, encounter many role transformations as they witness their wives grow in levels of dependence as a result of their illnesses. This qualitative study examines the changes that occurred in the roles, responsibilities, and relationships of 17 husbands who were providing care for their wives with memory loss and other chronic health conditions. The results suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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