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Lives in Transition: Meaning Making and the Early Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease

By John Keady

Abstract

Over the last decade the rise of the person with dementia as a legitimate focus\ud of research, policy and practice attention has been one of the major advances in\ud the dementia care field. Whilst such progress is to be welcomed there remains\ud significant gaps in understanding that may impede the forging of genuine\ud partnerships with people with dementia and their families. Using grounded\ud theory (Glaser, 1978) and narrative interpretation as the main methodological\ud approach, this chapter will explore the meaning of assessment for a diagnosis\ud of Alzheimer’s disease as it was lived by those in the sample (N=15) who\ud attended a memory clinic in one health district in England

Topics: R1, H1
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:5025

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