More Mad and More Wise
Wall and Chard (2010) document a very specific aspect of the caregiver experience in an article exploring spouses’ experiences when the person with dementia ceases to drive as a result of their condition. They found that responsibility regarding driving cessation rests with family caregivers and that there is little support from other stakeholders. It is a highly charged emotional event for the spouse that results in a loss of independence for the person with dementia. For an interesting commentary on this issue see “More Mad and More Wise” (O’Neill, 2012).