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Ageing with disabilityA lifecourse perspective$
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Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305224

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001

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Ageing and care among disabled couples

Ageing and care among disabled couples

Chapter:
(p.109) Seven Ageing and care among disabled couples
Source:
Ageing with disability
Author(s):

Cristina Joy Torgé

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.003.0007

Disability does not only affect the disabled person but also his or her family, for example in terms of care work and everyday tasks. This presents a special situation in families where more than one person has a disability, or when family members simultaneously face effects of disability and ageing. This chapter aims to explore how spousal care can be understood when intimate partners choose to live and age together, in spite of long-term disabilities. Using data from conjoint interviews, the chapter discusses how one can be dependent on help and care in everyday life and, at the same time, consider oneself a caregiver. The chapter also examines how reciprocal help and care is manifested in a relationship where both partners are ageing with disabilities.

Keywords:   spousal care, disability, ageing, older couples, conjoint interviews

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