Caring for People with Dementia
Our current featured article is a report of a phenomenological, hermeneutic investigation titled “Former Work Life and People With Dementia” authored by Bente Nordtug, PhD, MA, RN; Karin Torvik, PhD, MA, RN; Hildfrid V. Brataas, PhD, MA, RN; Are Holen, PhD, MD (psychiatrist); and Birthe Loa Knizek, PhD, MA. The research team was led by Dr. Bente Nordtug, a registered nurse, specializing
in dementia care. She has a PhD in Health Science from Norwegian Science and Technology University (NTNU). Currently she works as an associate professor at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at Nord University (NU). Her research has mainly concerned issues such as the mental health of informal caregivers of patients, and how social support affects the caregivers’ caring burden.
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I love asking my patients with dementia what kind of work they used to do- it’s amazing what kinds of stories you get! Another good one is asking what their parents did for a living. I hear all kinds of stories about milkmen!