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Optimizing the Meaningful Engagement of Older Adults With Multimorbidity and Their Caregivers as Research Partners: A Qualitative Study

Background: It is widely recognized that the engagement of older adults with multimorbidity and their caregivers as partners in health care research is important and invaluable. Objectives: The objective of this study was to examine how researchers can best engage and support older adults with multimorbidity and informal friend or family caregivers of older adults with multimorbidity as research partners in health care research teams. Methods: The persona-scenario method was used for participants to create fictional stories.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 12:34

Inclusion of Caregivers in Veterans’ Care: A Critical Literature Review

Background: More direct inclusion of informal caregivers (i.e., family, friends) in patients’ care will make care more patient- and family-centered and has the potential to improve overall quality of care for patients. We need to understand what potentially comprises “inclusive care” so that we can define what “inclusive care” is and develop targets for care quality metrics.

Sat, 09/03/2022 - 10:47

Home care in dementia: The views of informal carers from a co-designed consultation

Background: In the United Kingdom, there is a current priority for high-quality dementia care provided at home. However, home care or domiciliary care is an area where problems have been reported, in terms of a lack of consistency, coordination and appropriate responses to the specific needs of those with dementia. The views of informal carers, who often must respond to these problems when supporting relatives, are crucial in shedding light on the issues and in seeking to promote solutions.

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 14:45

Specific support needs and experiences of carers of people with frontotemporal dementia: A systematic review

Background: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is one of the most common types of dementia in persons younger than 65 years of age. Diagnosis is often delayed due to slow, gradual decline and misinterpretation of ‘non-typical’ dementia symptoms. Informal carers of people with FTD experience greater levels of overall burden than carers of people with other forms of dementia.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:36

Family caregivers for older persons with dementia offer recommendations to current caregivers: a qualitative investigation

Background and aims: Family members who care for older adults with dementia encounter significant difficulties across many domains. There is limited research in this area; thus, the aim here is to share the actual experiences of 30 family caregivers to other family caregivers and to show how these experiences can provide help and recommendations.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:29

Family Caregiver Perspectives on Benefits and Challenges of Caring for Older Adults With Paid Caregivers

Background: Many older adults receive help from both family caregivers and home care workers. We aimed to understand family caregivers’ perspectives on home care workers. Methods: This qualitative study took place at an academic medical center in New York, N.Y. We interviewed family caregivers of community-dwelling older adults about their experiences with home care workers. We analyzed transcripts thematically.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 12:24

The experiences of those affected by parental young onset dementia: A qualitative systematic literature review

Objectives: To develop understanding of the lived experiences of children of people living with young onset dementia, defined as individuals both under and over the age of 18 years whose parent was diagnosed with dementia before the age of 65 years. Method: A critical appraisal and thematic synthesis of the available qualitative literature regarding the lived experience of individuals whose parent has a diagnosis of young onset dementia. A three-stage approach for conducing thematic synthesis was followed.

Thu, 09/01/2022 - 10:12

Perceptions and experiences of dementia and its care in rural Kenya

Objectives: We aimed to explore the perceptions towards dementia and related care across three stakeholder groups in rural Kenya. Methods: A total of 38 key stakeholders (carers of persons with dementia, health care providers and the general public) participated in focus group discussions. Additional five individual interviews were held with carers. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data.

Wed, 08/31/2022 - 13:48

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