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The “not yet” horizon: Understandings of the future amongst couples living with dementia.
Linkoping Univ, Dept Social & Welf Studies, SE-60174 Norrkoping, Sweden.; Linkoping Univ, Ctr Dementia Res, SE-60174 Norrkoping, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Välfard och Livslopp)
2016 (English)In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 15, no 6, 1562-1585 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The way in which persons with dementia and their spouses regard the future could influence how they experience the disease itself. This study aims to explore how the future is understood by couples living with dementia. The analysis reveals different ways in which couples understand the future. The findings show that persons with dementia describe the here and now in ways that take the gloomy future they dread as a point of reference, and as a result of this, they operate in what we term the not yet horizon. But while they take for granted that there is a horizon that they have not yet reached, their spouses always seem to focus on the horizons that they have already crossed. The article discusses the findings in relation to ideas such as critical periods, existential coordinates and possible selves, and problematizes the implicit assumptions about the future that dementia researchers tend to operate from.

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2016. Vol. 15, no 6, 1562-1585 p.
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Sociology
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240487DOI: 10.1177/1471301214565673ISI: 000387007700014PubMedID: 25547209OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240487DiVA: diva2:776596
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Welfare and Life-course
Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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