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Abstract / Description of output
A mixed methods research design collected data through: activity and outcome monitoring; organisational surveys; in-depth case studies, including qualitative interviews with people with dementia (n=47) and care partners (n=54), wellbeing and quality of life measures, and interviews with staff and other stakeholders (n=82).
Three themes are explored: Addressing individual and community needs, Promoting independence, control and choice, Getting a life back. Services promoted independence, control and choice and consequently enabled people to re-narrate their lives as purposeful within their communities. Ways in which these are achieved resemble the public health model of lay health advisor and this research adds to the imperative to approach dementia as a key public health concern.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- peer support
- dementia advisers
- mixed methods
- quality of life
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- 1 Finished
1/08/11 → 30/09/12
- School of Health in Social Science - Personal Chair of Dementia Practice and Partnership
- Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia
Person: Academic: Research Active