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Patients with Dementia and Epilepsy: Does Family and Kinship Care Matters?

Author(s): Ravinder Singh | Vibha Sharma | Upmesh Kumar Talwar

Journal: Advances in Anthropology
ISSN 2163-9353

Volume: 03;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 55;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Epilepsy | Dementia | Family and Kinship Care

Paper reports nine Case Studies each of epilepsy and dementia patients. Content analysis of family and kinship care in their families reveals significant issues of social stigma, marriage, school education, employment etc. among epilepsy patients as main concern while care of dementia patients in family concerns to spouse caring. It explores stigma affecting socio-cultural understanding of epilepsy and dementia. How these patients are cared within their family. Who care them most? It illuminates relevance of family and kinship care givers and recommend culturally appropriate interventions in community of such neuropsychiatric diseases.
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