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- DescriptionAs life expectancy increases in India, the number of people living with dementia will also rise. Yet little is kwn about how people in India cope with dementia, how relationships and identities change through illness and loss. In addressing this question, this book offers a rich ethgraphic account of how middle-class families in urban India care for their relatives with dementia. From the husband who wakes up at 3 am to feed his wife ice-cream to the daughters who gave up employment for seven years to care for their mother with dementia, this book illuminates the local idioms on dementia and aging, the personal experience of care-giving, the functioning of stigma in daily life, and the social and cultural barriers in accessing support.
- Author BiographyBianca Brijnath is a NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Department of General Practice, Monash University, Australia. She is a researcher in medical anthropology, public health and primary health care. Her areas of interest include cross-cultural meanings of mental health and care and her field sites include India and Australia. This is her first book.
- Author(s)Bianca Brijnath
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/07/2014
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleLife Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations
- Series Part/Volume Number2
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note11 ills
- Weight490 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
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