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Clarke, Amanda

‘You have to be mindful of whose story it is’: the challenges of undertaking life story work with people with dementia and their family carers

Introduction: Life story work is increasingly being used with people with dementia; this work offers a critical appraisal of some challenges that may be faced in practice.

Design and methods: An in-depth case study analysis was undertaken to understand the experiences of people with dementia, family carers and care staff in using life story work in an NHS Mental Health and Social Care Trust. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, observation, conversations and field notes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13

The role of telematics in assisting family carers and frail older people at home

The overall aim of the A.C.T.I.O.N. research project (Assisting Carers using Telematic Interventions to meet Older person's Needs) is to maintain or enhance the autonomy, independence and quality of life of frail older and disabled people and their family carers by providing information, advice and support in the home. The authors report on the first phase of evaluation conducted using a case-study approach to test the A.C.T.I.O.N. system in several family carers' homes in Sheffield, England.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10