Dual Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia: The Added Stress of COVID-19 Pandemic

dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Emilyen
dc.contributor.authorSavla, Jyoti S.en
dc.contributor.authorRoberto, Karen A.en
dc.contributor.authorBlieszner, Rosemaryen
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Brandy R.en
dc.contributor.authorKnight, Aubrey L.en
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-06T12:43:03Zen
dc.date.available2022-07-06T12:43:03Zen
dc.date.issued2022-02-17en
dc.date.updated2022-07-05T18:14:36Zen
dc.description.abstractServing in dual caregiving roles presents challenges and has consequences for caregivers’ physical and mental health. Forty-six dual caregivers in rural southwest Virginia participated in one semi-structured telephone interview pre-pandemic. Of these caregivers, nine dual caregivers of multiple older adults (MOA) and six caregivers of multiple generations (MG) participated in two telephone interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic health, stress, and support data were used to compare dual caregivers of MOA and MG; differences were minimal. Responses to interviews conducted during the pandemic highlighted the effects of social restrictions on MOA and MG caregivers, revealing five themes (1) Increased isolation, (2) Increased need for vigilance, (3) Negative impact on mental health, (4) Tendency to “do it all,” and (5) Increased informal help. MOA and MG caregivers differed on managing care responsibilities and ensuring the health of care recipients. In general, dual caregivers experienced decreased mental health, increased social isolation, and increased caregiving responsibilities. Antecedents of the pandemic experiences differentiated MOA and MG caregiver. Findings suggest that programs and services should target dual caregivers’ unique needs.en
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/23337214221081364en
dc.identifier.eissn2333-7214en
dc.identifier.issn2333-7214en
dc.identifier.orcidSeavey, Brandy [0000-0001-6210-5332]en
dc.identifier.orcidBlieszner, Rosemary [0000-0001-7775-5506]en
dc.identifier.orcidRoberto, Karen [0000-0003-1153-1811]en
dc.identifier.orcidSavla, Jyoti [0000-0001-7142-3770]en
dc.identifier.otherPMC8935589en
dc.identifier.other10.1177_23337214221081364 (PII)en
dc.identifier.pmid35321191en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/111134en
dc.identifier.volume8en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urihttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35321191en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectcommunity servicesen
dc.subjectmixed-methodsen
dc.subjectmultigenerational family caregivingen
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjectrural caregiversen
dc.titleDual Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia: The Added Stress of COVID-19 Pandemicen
dc.title.serialGerontology and Geriatric Medicineen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.otherJournal Articleen
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-02-01en
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pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicineen
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pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Liberal Arts and Human Sciences/Human Development and Family Scienceen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Liberal Arts and Human Sciences/CLAHS T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicine/Dean of VTC School of Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicine/Internal Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicine/Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicine/Dean of VTC School of Medicine/Dean of VTC School of Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/VT Carilion School of Medicine/Internal Medicine/Secondary Appointment-Internal Medicineen
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