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dc.contributor.authorLa Fontaine Papadopoulos, Jenny H.
dc.contributor.authorOyebode, Jan R.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-13T15:50:06Z
dc.date.available2013-06-13T15:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.citationLa Fontaine J and Oyebode JR (2014) Family relationships and dementia: A synthesis of qualitative research including the person with dementia. Ageing and Society. 34(7): 1243-1272.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5614
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractFamily relationships are important for wellbeing across the life course and are known to be important for people living with dementia, bringing benefits to self-esteem and identity, as well as providing support for people living at home. Recent research has explored the impact of dementia upon relationships. Much of this research is qualitative in nature and rarely included in systematic reviews, however, it has the potential to provide significant contributions to understanding the interplay between family relationships and dementia and to inform interventions. A systematic synthesis of qualitative research concerning the impact of dementia upon family relationships was undertaken, using thematic synthesis. Eleven articles were reviewed, which address the perspectives of people living with dementia and their spouse and/or adult children. The aims of this review are to illuminate what is currently known about the reciprocal influences between family relationships and dementia from the perspectives of the family (including the person with dementia); and to consider the implications of these findings for research and practice. Four super-ordinate themes were identified: A shared history, negotiating the impact of dementia upon the relationship, openness and awareness, and shifting sands. This synthesis contributes to an emerging field but also highlights gaps in current understanding of the impact of dementia upon relationships and in providing appropriate interventions. Implications for research and practice are considered.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X13000056en_US
dc.rights© 2013 Cambridge University Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectFamily relationsen_US
dc.subject; Dementiaen_US
dc.subject; Alzheimer's diseaseen_US
dc.subject; Qualitative researchen_US
dc.subject; Synthesisen_US
dc.subject; Relationshipsen_US
dc.titleFamily relationships and dementia: A synthesis of qualitative research including the person with dementiaen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.application2013-03-19
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
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