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Being part of an enacted togetherness: narratives of elderly people with depression
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.
Karolinska Institutet.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9143-9235
2012 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 410-418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we explored how five elderly persons with depression engaged in everyday activities with others, over time, and how this was related to their experience of meaning. Repeated interviews and participant observations generated data that was analysed using a narrative approach. Analysis identified togetherness as an acted relation, “enacted togetherness”, emphasising how the act of doing everyday activities with someone created togetherness and belonging, and being part of an enacted togetherness seemed to be a way for the participants to negotiate and construct meaning. Opportunities for doing things together with someone were closely associated to the place where the participants lived. Furthermore, engagement in activities together with others created hope and expectations of future acting. Findings from this research can extend our understanding of how participating in everyday activities is experienced as a social process including change over time, presenting the perspective of elderly people themselves. In light of these findings, we highlight the need to consider how opportunities to become part of an enacted togetherness can be created. Also, we aspire to contribute to the debate on how to understand the complexity related to social aspects of ageing and add to the emerging understanding of everyday activities as transactional, incorporating people and the environment in a dynamic process that goes beyond the individual.

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2012. Vol. 26, no 4, p. 410-418
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Occupational Therapy
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Occupational therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5732DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2012.05.003Local ID: 3e974860-2a24-4596-b2eb-68f6eb2a2e24OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5732DiVA: diva2:978607
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Validerad; 2012; 20120625 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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