Youth Experiences with Older Relatives Who Have Dementia

By Kristine Newman, Sue Bookey-Bassett and Arthur Ze Yu Wang.

Published by The International Journal of Aging and Society

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This study introduces the findings of a scoping review of intergenerational relationships with youth and older relatives with dementia in order to enhance the theoretical understanding of the intergenerational relationship phenomenon from an aging perspective. A scoping review was conducted in July–August 2015 to explore the literature pertaining to the experiences of youth and older relatives with dementia. In particular, it addresses youth awareness and experiences of dementia, youth behaviours toward the aging population, and the impacts on intergenerational relationships. This scoping review will advance knowledge and awareness for health and social providers working with youth and the aging population. It will inform behavioural, educational, and intervention research in the area of dementia to improve intergenerational relationships.

Keywords: Intergenerational Relationships, Adolescents, Dementia

The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.11-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 5, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 689.755KB)).

Dr. Kristine Newman

Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sue Bookey-Bassett

Ph.D. Student, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Arthur Ze Yu Wang

Nursing Student, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada