Contemporary Issues in Gerontology: Promoting Positive Ageing

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The challenge of caregiving

Neena L. Chappell

Glenda Parmenter

Caregiving has been, and remains, the mainstay of support for older people. This chapter provides an overview of gerontological research in this area, beginning with studies conducted in the 1970s and 1980s. Early research in the field established the importance of social support and caregiving in the lives of older people, debunking myths about their loneliness and social isolation from family and friends. Since that time, research has demonstrated the importance of social support for the health and well-being of older people both on a day-to-day basis and during times of stress (Cohen and Syme 1985; Chappell 1992). It has also revealed the predominance of caregiving from family and friends as the primary care system as we age, unveiling both its extensiveness and the sources and types of assistance that are provided.

Despite the popularity of this area amongst gerontological researchers, there is much that we do not know. This chapter discusses current issues in the caregiving area, including the misnomer of the concept of the 'generation in the middle'; the emphasis on burden and stress within the caregiving experience; the lack of attention to satisfactions and, relatedly, an understanding of the experience from the caregiver's point of view (research on the meanings of respite is provided as an illustrative example). The implications of health system reform for family caregivers are then

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