Shared decision making

Interview 09- Carers of people with dementia

Female
Age at interview: 53
Age at diagnosis: 61

Brief outline: Her mother, a strong minded widow, bitterly resisted surrendering her freedom and finally had to be sectioned before being transferred to residential care. She died recently twenty years after the first signs of her dementia, in a nursing home.

Background: Carer is the oldest daughter of three children, who over many years found the conflict between responsibilities towards her mother and her young family very difficult. Carer is married but has given up her job as part time social worker.

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