Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2020

Department

Kinesiology

First Major Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Gerontology

Abstract

Complex neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are highly prevalent in the United States. In effect, the number of spousal caregivers is climbing along with the multifaceted negative health consequences these support persons face while providing care. The literature reviewed examines the impact dimensions of religiosity (organizational, non-organizational, and intrinsic) have on caregiver wellbeing.

The purpose of this creative component was to communicate activities associated with caregiving and share the stories of three caregivers’ quest in coping with negative health effects by means of religious endeavors. The three stories are communicated through a short video documentary to spread awareness to the general public and future caregivers. The interviews uncover the tasks, progression of care, lived stories, and religious perspective of three spousal caregivers.

Copyright Owner

Woods, Gabrielle

File Format

PDF

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