Exploring caregiving for the elderly is of the utmost importance as the family as a social institution is thought to be the cornerstone of society in Qatar. Also, the family is of particular importance for older individuals, especially when their physical and/or mental health declines and they can no longer function independently. Once this happens, it is often members of the family (e.g. a spouse or child) who become informal caregivers for the elderly person or persons requiring support. This report examines the impacts, challenges, benefits and coping mechanisms of family caregivers in Qatar.
Aimed to discuss the nascent body of research on intergenerational transfers with a specific focus on those societies newly arrived to the modern world of aging.
Convened in celebration of the International Year of Youth 2010-2011 and as part of the preparations for the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family 2014.
Investigated the experiences of Qatari and non-Qatari caregivers who provide care for older family members in Qatar.
This project documents the experiences of Qatari and non-Qatari caregivers who provide care for elderly family members. It identifies the stressors and burdens of caregiving, coping strategies, and the benefits of giving care to elderly family members. This study highlights the importance of providing homecare for elderly family members and providing social and emotional support for caregivers.