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Nilsson, Elin
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Nilsson, E. & Hellström, I. (2016). Demens och identitet i relationer (1ed.). In: Ingrid Hellström, Lars-Christer Hydén (Ed.), Att leva med demens: (pp. 71-77). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demens och identitet i relationer
2016 (Swedish)In: Att leva med demens / [ed] Ingrid Hellström, Lars-Christer Hydén, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 1, 71-77 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016 Edition: 1
Demenssjuka, Demens
National Category
Humanities Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126087 (URN)978-91-4069-165-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-14 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-04-04Bibliographically approved
Hydén, L.-C. & Nilsson, E. (2015). Couples with dementia: Positioning the ‘we’ . Dementia, 14(6), 716-733.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Couples with dementia: Positioning the ‘we’
2015 (English)In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 14, no 6, 716-733 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to investigate how spouses in couples with dementia position themselves in relation to each other by analysing their use of pronouns, especially the we. The study uses joint interviews with 11 couples. Based on a quantitative analysis of pronoun use, it is argued that the pronoun we is used by all the spouses; however, it is used less frequently by the spouses with dementia in comparison with healthy spouses. A qualitative analysis of the use of the pronoun we shows that the spouses position, experience and consider themselves as a couple and that they position and experience themselves as individuals in relation to the couple. One of the challenges for couples with dementia is to be able to retain a we in face of the progression of the dementia disease. By positioning themselves in various ways, the spouses establish and negotiate quite a complex and emotionally charged web of relationships. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015
Dementia, couple, couplehood, we-ness, positioning, pronoun
National Category
Applied Psychology
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107355 (URN)10.1177/1471301213506923 (DOI)000364640800002 ()
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M10-0187:1

Funding agencies: bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, programme Dementia: agency, personhood and everyday life [M10-0187:1]

Available from: 2014-06-11 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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