To be a Good Food Provider: An Exploratory Study Among Spouses of Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease
2010 (English)In: American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia, ISSN 1533-3175, Vol. 25, no 6, 521-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Large proportions of people with dementia live at home and need help from a relative. The aim of the current study was to examine how people living with persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) perceived everyday life aspects of food choices, cooking, and food-related work. The analyses are based on focus group interviews including women and men acting as caregivers to people with AD and living in Sweden. The main results identified from the data, were how cohabitants to persons with AD struggle with either taking on a new role as a food provider or extending it, but also how they tried to cope as carer, which entailed food being an important part of the treatment of the disease. Those expressing greatest concern were those perceiving themselves as inexperienced food providers and carers, which in this study were all men.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 25, no 6, 521-526 p.
food provider, roles, food knowledge, dementia, gender, qualitative study
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129678DOI: 10.1177/1533317510377171ISI: 000281526800009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129678DiVA: diva2:356857