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The secure base script and the task of caring for elderly parents: implications for attachment theory and clinical practice.

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This study explores links between adults' attachment representations and the task of caring for elderly parents with dementia. Participants were 87 adults serving as primary caregivers of a parent or parent-in-law with dementia. Waters and Waters' ( 2006 ) Attachment Script Assessment was adapted to assess script-like attachment representation in the context of caring for their elderly parent. The quality of adult-elderly parent interactions was assessed using the Level of Expressed Emotions ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Attachment and human development
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
332-348
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-2988
ISSN:
1461-6734
URN:
uuid:5d177e67-7edf-4698-8643-b9efcc02111c
Source identifiers:
395973
Local pid:
pubs:395973

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