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Support groups for dementia caregivers Predictors for utilisation and expected quality from a family caregiver's point of view: A questionnaire survey PART I

Background: Support groups have proved to be effective in reducing the burden on family caregivers of dementia patients. Nevertheless, little is known about the factors that influence utilisation or quality expectations of family caregivers. These questions are addressed in the following paper.

Methods: The cross-sectional study was carried out as an anonymous written survey of family caregivers of dementia patients in Germany. Qualitative and quantitative data from 404 caregivers were analysed using content analysis and binary logistic regression analysis.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:14

Why do young carers fail to use services?

Many young carers are not using the services available to them. Independent researcher Berni Graham looks at one council's investigation of why this is the case.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13