“Still Alive, but Already Abandoned”: Biographical Images 
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„Все още живи, но вече напуснати“: биографични образи на грижата за възрастни хора и болни от деменция
“Still Alive, but Already Abandoned”: Biographical Images of Care for Elderly Persons and Persons with Dementia

Author(s): Teodora Karamelska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: care for elderly people; dementia; religiousness; narrative construction of identity

Summary/Abstract: The article reconstructs the biographical images of care for people of advanced age and people with dementia, in the perspective of caregivers (relatives or social assistants) in a family environment or in an institution. The author discusses the potential of religiousness and of the narrative biographical construction of identity as a therapeutic resource for dealing with borderline life situations related to aging and illness.

  • Issue Year: 51/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 211-225
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian