Informal Care and Dementia - Lessons for Psychoanalsis and Feminism

Sayers, Janet V. (1994) Informal Care and Dementia - Lessons for Psychoanalsis and Feminism. Journal of Social Work Practice, 8 (2). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0265-0533. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The following case studies, based on in-depth interviews of those looking after a demented spouse at home, are used to highlight (a) defences (surprisingly often overlooked by psychoanalysis) mobilised in analsyst as well as in informal carers by those who (as in psychos or neurosis) are emotionally or cognitively cut off, regressed, anxious, disinhibited, or depressed; (b) similarities and differences between the sexes in their capacity to take in and process the experience of their dependents as both similar to, and different from their own; and (c) implications for community care regarding the need to take account of, assess, and tailor its provision to the defensive strategies adopted by carers in looking after those who are losing their minds.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
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