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Pot, A. M.

Stakeholders’ perspectives on adapting the World Health Organization iSupport for Dementia in Australia

Background: In Australia, informal caregivers (family, friends and neighbours) play a crucial role in supporting people with dementia to remain at home. Within the community aged care policy, informal caregivers are acknowledged as assisting with managing care. However, they usually receive very limited dementia care education and training to support them in their role. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed iSupport for Dementia, a comprehensive online dementia education and skill training programme, to address the gap in supporting informal caregivers.

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:38

Exploring the usefulness of indicators for referring people with dementia and their informal caregivers to activating interventions: A qualitative analysis of needs assessments

Background: People with dementia (PWDs) and their informal caregivers frequently report difficulties in maintaining their usual activities. We had previously developed a set of indicators to estimate whether dyadic, activating interventions can meet these needs for activity. This study investigates how PWDs and informal caregivers talk about the indicators in interviews for needs assessments, and how professionals identify activity needs and preferences.

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:18

Self perceived burden from informal care: Construction of the EDIZ-plus

To measure the experienced burden by informal carers (N=2.444), a 15-item Mokken scale has been developed. This concerns an extended version of the EDIZ (“Ervaren druk door Informele zorg”); several items refer to the pressure of time brought by the combination of labour and care and the consequences for the health of the informal carers are added to the EDIZ. We call this new scale the EDIZ-plus; it concerns a reliable one-dimensional and hierarchical scale which extends from 0 (no burden) to maximum 15 (severe burden).

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13