Setting the Stage:
The Aging of the Population and the Need for Family Care.
The Late-Life Dementias.
The Epidemiology of Late-Life Dementia.
Caregiving Careers and Stress Processes:
Caregiving as a Career.
Stages and Transitions in Caregiving Careers.
Alternative Career Paths for Caregiving.
Caregiving and the Stress Process.
The Synergistic Convergence of Caregiving Careers and the Stress Process.
An Empirical Inquiry into Caregiving:
Origins of the theoretical Framework and Methods.
Caregivers and Their Impaired Relatives.
Data Analysis Strategies.
The Organization of Stressors in the Lives of Caregivers:
The Onset of Caregiving.
The Primary Stressors of Caregiving.
The Creation of Secondary Stressors.
The Social Context of Caregiving.
The Natural History of Care-Related Stress:
The Course of Primary Stressors over Time.
The Course of Secondary Stressors over Time.
Individual Patterns of Stability and Change.
Structural and Interpersonal Foundations of Stress Proliferation.
roliferation over the Short-Term.
Proliferation over the Long-Term.
The Containment of Care-Related Stressors:
Psychosocial Resources: Social Support and Mastery.
Resources and Their Naturalisti