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Family Obligation, Caregiving, and Loss of Leisure: The Experiences of Three Caregivers

WithNancy Brattain Rogers

This article presents in-depth case studies of three caregivers of older husbands with dementia. The cases highlight the women’s rationale behind sacrificing leisure in order to provide better care. A relationship between a strong sense of family obligation and sacrifice of leisure is explored. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address: [email protected] <Website: http://www.haworthpressinc.com>]