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Phillipson, L.

Knowledge, help-seeking and efficacy to find respite services: an exploratory study in help-seeking carers of people with dementia in the context of aged care reforms

Research highlights the need for carers of people with dementia to acquire relevant and timely information to assist them to access appropriate respite services. Unfortunately, negative experiences of information-seeking can create additional stress for carers and contribute to delays in up-take, or not using respite services at all. Methods: Cross-sectional survey data was collected from a convenience sample of nā€‰=ā€‰84 carers of older people with dementia living in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of NSW, Australia.

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:03

A review of the factors associated with the non-use of respite services by carers of people with dementia: implications for policy and practice

The use of respite services by carers has been shown to extend the length of time people with dementia can remain living in the community with family support. However, the use of respite services by informal carers of people with dementia is often low and does not appear to match carer need. To better understand how to address carers' unmet need for respite, the factors that impede respite service use must be identified.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10