“It’s so strange”: South Asian Carers’ views of various places of care for their relative with Dementia. Divya Chadha Doctoral Researcher University of Birmingham. Why is this interesting?.
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University of Birmingham
“ It’s a strange environment, with strange people and strange rules of living”
“Why would I want strangers in my house touching my mum?”
“It’s just so strange”
“Every little thing which is important to him is different and strange in the day centre”
“I have this feeling of…not duty or anything but a sense of feeling too close to mum to consider those options”
“the greater the sense of attachment, lesser the chances at looking at extra support”
“I feel I am attached to him, receiving the extra support makes me feel I am cutting off this attachment”
“No NHS or care facilities exist back in India-why do we expect it here?”
“Back home its all about keeping the loved one in the community- no old age homes for us!”
“Why is there such an emphasis in providing such detailed care services here- it’s like a luxury here compared to Pakistan”