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The Role of Communication in Informal Caregiving for Family Members with Alzheimer’s Disease

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dc.contributor.advisor Kreps, Gary L.
dc.contributor.author Huber, Henri Kali
dc.creator Huber, Henri Kali
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-03T20:18:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-03T20:18:40Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/12965
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study is to examine the role of communication in family caregiving for family members with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia as well as to examine how family caregivers use communication to maintain their well-being. Using the critical incident technique, in-depth interviews were conducted to generate rich narratives about the best and worst communication experiences caregivers had while providing care. This study builds on literature regarding caregiver burdens and stress, Accommodation Theory, and in-depth studies of caregiver experiences. This study provides a framework to prepare future informal caregivers for communicating effectively when delivering care to family members with AD by providing them with useful insights from present-day informal caregivers.
dc.format.extent 127 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2022 Henri Kali Huber
dc.subject Communication
dc.subject Health education
dc.subject Accommodation
dc.subject Alzheimer's disease
dc.subject Caregiving
dc.subject Dementia
dc.subject Family Caregiving
dc.subject Informal Caregiver
dc.title The Role of Communication in Informal Caregiving for Family Members with Alzheimer’s Disease
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. in Communication
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Communication
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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