Das Projekt „Demenzfreundliche Apotheke“ als Ort der Reflexion von Gender und Care

Intersektionale Aspekte und Empfehlungen im Kontext der Gesundheitsförderung
  • Petra Plunger
  • Verena C. Tatzer
  • Katharina Heimerl
Part of the Kulturelle Figurationen: Artefakte, Praktiken, Fiktionen book series (KFAPF)


When caring for a relative or friend living with dementia, relationships and roles between people with dementia and their caregivers, who are for the most part women, are changing. Caregivers are fulfilling different duties and may be confronted with difficult decisions. For many of them, care giving turns out to be time-consuming and burdensome, although care giving may be associated with fulfillment. This situation might be augmented as dementia still is a taboo in society, creating additional barriers to seeking support. Professionals in community pharmacy, on the other hand, frequently find themselves in situations where specific communication skills and collaboration with family caregivers and other professionals are paramount in order to ensure good care. In this chapter, we explore issues related to gender and care from the perspective of caregivers and pharmacy staff, based on experiences from the project “Dementia-friendly pharmacy”, and using an intersectional approach.


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  • Petra Plunger
    • 1
  • Verena C. Tatzer
    • 1
  • Katharina Heimerl
    • 1
  1. 1.WienÖsterreich

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