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To be a good food provider: an exploratory study among spouses of persons with Alzheimer's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20724378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Christina Fjellström; Asa Starkenberg; Annika Wesslén; M S Licentiate; Ann-Christine Tysén Bäckström; Gerd Faxén-Irving;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1938-2731     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-07     Completed Date:  2010-12-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101082834     Medline TA:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University, Sweden. christina.fjellstrom@ikv.uu.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged
Alzheimer Disease / diet therapy*,  psychology
Caregivers / psychology*
Elder Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Female
Focus Groups
Food Habits*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Spouses / psychology*
Sweden
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
Gerd Faxén Irving / ; Yvonne Freund-Levi / ; Maria Eriksdotter-Jönhagen / ; Hans Basun / ; Erik Hjorth / ; Jan Palmblad / ; Inger Vedin / ; Lars-Olof Wahlund / ; Tommy Cederholm /

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