Building connections as we age: From younger carers to societies
This intergenerational family caring phenomenon was identified as a significant area for future research in Dr Dewes’ Phase One project, “Tāpinga ‘a Maama: Pacific Life and Death in Advanced Age”.
The current project aims to provide new evidence-based information to address the needs of younger carers caring for older adults to support the development of more effective and efficient provisions of responsive healthcare and social support services. This should produce better health, education and employment outcomes.
This study was funded under Ageing Well National Science Challenge Emergent Opportunities grant.