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dc.contributor.authorGórska, Sylwia
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Linda
dc.contributor.authorMaciver, Donald
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Susan
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorFlockhart, Janice
dc.contributor.authorFairnie, Jane
dc.contributor.authorReid, Jenny
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:38Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:38Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifierER3135
dc.identifier.citationGorska, S., Forsyth, K., Irvine, L., Maciver, D., Prior, S., Whitehead, J., Flockhart, J., Fairnie, J. & Reid, J. (2013) Service related needs of older people with dementia: perspectives of service users and their unpaid carers., International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 25, , pp. 1107-1114,
dc.identifier.issnISSN: 1041-6102, ESSN: 1741-203X
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610213000343
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3135
dc.description.abstractBackground: Dementia is a major cause of disability among older people and constitutes one of the greatest challenges currently facing families, and health and social care services in the developed world. In response to trends in dementia prevalence and the impact the condition has on peoples' lives, dementia care has been placed high on the public and political agenda in the UK. However, despite significant public resources being allocated to combat the impact of the disease, recent evidence indicates that numerous challenges in relation to service provision remain. This study aimed to develop a deeper understanding of the lived experience of people with dementia regarding their service related needs. Method: The study made use of data gathered through individual semi-structured, narrative interviews conducted with persons with experience of dementia and their unpaid carers. Results: Although participants were generally satisfied with the services they received, a number of unmet needs related to service provision were identified. In terms of diagnostic procedures the findings of this study indicate the need for early diagnosis delivered through a comprehensive assessment package. The participants also highlighted the need for well co-ordinated post-diagnostic support, greater continuity of care concerning the personnel involved, and enhanced access to non-pharmacological interventions to support identity and social engagement. Conclusion: This study contributes to a better understanding of service related needs of people with dementia in relation to diagnostic procedures and post-diagnostic support.
dc.format.extent1107-1114
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Psychogeriatrics
dc.titleService related needs of older people with dementia: perspectives of service users and their unpaid carers.
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume25
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1017/S1041610213000343
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid3135
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qmu.authorWhitehead, Jacqueline
qmu.authorGórska, Sylwia
qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
qmu.authorMaciver, Donald
qmu.authorPrior, Susan
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number7


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