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Carer's choir - giving carers a voice through art

A creative initiative to address the isolation felt by many carers in South Wales is described. The initiative involved keeping a personal journal of original art work, poetry and thoughts.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Life with two hats: part 2

Part 2 of a video by Viviana Fain-Binda for carers of people with dementia. In the video carers of people with dementia talk about the importance of finding out about and accessing services available. It also stresses the benefits of joining local support groups to find out information and provide support.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

What does ‘neighbourhood’ mean for carers of people with dementia?

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Matthew Hargreaves outline the findings of a study that looked at how carers of people with dementia relate to their neighbourhood, and the implications that has for improving local support

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Effect of the Meeting Centres Support Program on informal carers of people with dementia: results from a multi-centre study

Because of the complex nature of the problems that carers of persons with dementia encounter, several comprehensive support programs for carers were developed in the past decade. One such program is the Meeting Centres Support Program (MCSP) that integrates different types of support for persons with dementia and their carers, which have proved to be effective in practice and/or research.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Development of a holistic approach to assisting families with an Alzheimer's sufferer

This article canvases the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and proposes a holistic support regime for patients, carers and families.  The development of services for Alzheimer's patients and their families in the Nelson Mandela Metropole since 1991 is outlined.  Based on the expressed needs of families of AD sufferers specific support systems were identified, fund raising undertaken and projects initiated to offer respite to those in need of assistance.  The article offers insights into the nature and treatment of AD and how, based on a query from a single family, a syst

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09

Caring for older adults: the benefits of informal family caregiving

Recent literature emphasizes the burdens of caregiving, but there has been limited focus on benefits accrued by family members who care for older adults. This article describes phase three of a research study of employed caregivers in the workplace. Phase three of the study was a caregiver support group. Data from the support group meetings were content analyzed and interpreted using a lifespan perspective.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:08

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