When a family member has Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological description of caregiving.

@article{LynchSauer1990WhenAF,
  title={When a family member has Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological description of caregiving.},
  author={J Lynch-Sauer},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={8-11}
}
Caretakers are at risk both physically and emotionally, and in the case of dementia, it is not the characteristics of the illness but rather the caregiving context that predicts caregiving function. An understanding of the caregiver's subjective perceptions are necessary for caregiver well-being. The core themes expressed include the unending attempt to put… CONTINUE READING