Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126072
Title:
Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.
Authors:
O'Connor, C
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland, o_connor_ciara@hotmail.com.
Citation:
Caring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland. 2011:notIr J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
29-Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/126072
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0671-3
PubMed ID:
21279463
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Dementia patients in Ireland live 8 years on average after diagnosis and health policy aims to ensure patients are cared for in the home for as long as possible. AIM: To assess the role of general practitioners in Ireland caring for dementia carers. METHODS: A PubMed search (1980-2010) was performed using MeSH terms "caregivers or carers", "Dementia or Alzheimer's disease", "family physician or general practitioner". An English language restriction was imposed and the search continued to June 24th 2010. RESULTS: Psychosocial multidisciplinary interventions that unite education, skills training, management of psychological problems and family support in the community are effective in managing the problems of carers and should be facilitated by general practitioners. CONCLUSIONS: Dementia carers form an important yet understated patient group who present unique challenges for general practitioners in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article In Press
Language:
null
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T13:37:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-29T13:37:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-29-
dc.identifier.citationCaring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland. 2011:notIr J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid21279463-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0671-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/126072-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Dementia patients in Ireland live 8 years on average after diagnosis and health policy aims to ensure patients are cared for in the home for as long as possible. AIM: To assess the role of general practitioners in Ireland caring for dementia carers. METHODS: A PubMed search (1980-2010) was performed using MeSH terms "caregivers or carers", "Dementia or Alzheimer's disease", "family physician or general practitioner". An English language restriction was imposed and the search continued to June 24th 2010. RESULTS: Psychosocial multidisciplinary interventions that unite education, skills training, management of psychological problems and family support in the community are effective in managing the problems of carers and should be facilitated by general practitioners. CONCLUSIONS: Dementia carers form an important yet understated patient group who present unique challenges for general practitioners in Ireland.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isonullen
dc.titleCaring for dementia carers: the role of general practitioners in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland, o_connor_ciara@hotmail.com.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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