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Conceptual Analysis of "Dementia" among Family Caregivers in SHGs : Construction of "Dementia" and Remedying Troubles by Family Caregivers


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  • 家族会における「認知症」の概念分析 : 介護家族による「認知症」の構築とトラブル修復
  • カゾクカイ ニ オケル 「 ニンチショウ 」 ノ ガイネン ブンセキ : カイゴカゾク ニ ヨル 「 ニンチショウ 」 ノ コウチク ト トラブル シュウフク

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In this paper, I examine "dementia" as the concept, which indicates "who" and "how to" remedy troubles about care. I analyze data collected through participant observations and interviews in self-help groups (SHGs) that family caregivers of the demented elderly attended. I emphasize the following four points. First, if elderlies are represented as " the demented, " they are exempted from the responsibility of remedying troubles. Second, assigning such responsibilities to "family caregivers" implies that they must provide care by considering that people with dementia "cannot think logically, while their emotional abilities are preserved." Third, people with dementia are regarded as "innocent" or "harmless" as a result of this categorization. Fourth, by participating in SHGs, family caregivers can develop a new frame of interpretation for "troubles to remedy" in dementia.


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