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Care at Home for People Living with Dementia: Delaying Institutionalization, Sustaining Families

Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis


This book is an account of an ethnographic study designed to learn more about how families handle everyday life in the context of dementia, with the idea that if what families were already doing was better understood, their own efforts could be better supported. By following, and learning from, family arrangements for care, the question of what makes care for a family member living with dementia possible or impossible, easier or more difficult, is foregrounded. This question is also traced beyond the specific site of home to consider the ways that health and social care services and policy ori ... More

Keywords: dementia, care at home, family caregiving, ethnography, care practices research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447359289
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447359289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Ceci, author
University of Alberta

Mary Ellen Purkis, author
University of Victoria