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It explores the socio-cultural pervasiveness of ageism in the contemporary discourses on older men and the challenging roles they face within families in later life, particularly caregiving within long-lived marriage relationships. Chapter 5 - Reinventing family caregiving: a challenge to theory and practice. Over the past 30 years caregiving has been conceptualized mainly as a stressful event. Consequently an increasing number of research intervention studies have been designed to relieve this burden, although the findings are confusing and conflicting and the effectiveness of interventions has been questioned.

These ties may persist in “hidden mode” and may be activated in times of need. Extended family networks may be perceived as structures which provide opportunities for interpersonal contact, and as a consequence it is important to distinguish between two different concepts (Lang, 2005: 65): • Kinship Availability, the size of the family network actually available to the individual, or the number of relatives structurally available (“the objective structure of kinship networks”). The Multigenerational Family and the Elderly • 33 Kinship Activation, the level to which active personal relationships are maintained between relatives independently of functional transactions, associated with a reduction in the risk of isolation (“the individual’s subjective use or realization of the available kinship network”).

It should be noted we have highlighted this model since all the other developmental phases identified by Carter and McGoldrick (2005) involve tasks which imply interaction with systems outside the nuclear family, namely with other generations and lineages. Regarding individual development, it is important to emphasise the contribution made by those who sought to equate the entire spectrum of human life as an open field for potential growth that is not merely restricted to the early phases of life.

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