Continuing to care for people with dementia: Irish family carers' experience of their relative's transition to a nursing home

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141260
Title:
Continuing to care for people with dementia: Irish family carers' experience of their relative's transition to a nursing home
Authors:
Argyle, Elaine; Downs, Murna; Tasker, Jessica
Affiliation:
Bradford Dementia Group United Kingdom, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, St. Luke’s Home
Publisher:
Bradford University, United Kingdom
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141260
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
There are approximately 38,000 people with dementia in Ireland and a significant proportion of them will live in a care home for the last years of their life. Many carers, therefore, face the experience of placing their relative in a nursing home setting. This experience can be challenging for family carers both practically and emotionally. These difficulties are exacerbated by the commonly held myth that, following nursing home admission, family caring responsibilities cease. Given the key role that nursing homes play in long term dementia care and predicted increases in the proportion of people with dementia in the Irish population, there is a compelling need to explore the experiences of family carers in Ireland. The purpose of this study is to describe carers’ experience of the transition of their relative who has dementia to nursing home care. It is intended that this will provide evidence-based guidance for the development of initiatives to support carers.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; CARERS; NURSING HOME; OLDER PEOPLE
Sponsors:
€50,000 half from ASI and half from St. Luke's own research funds

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArgyle, Elaineen
dc.contributor.authorDowns, Murnaen
dc.contributor.authorTasker, Jessicaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-30T13:53:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-30T13:53:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/141260-
dc.descriptionThere are approximately 38,000 people with dementia in Ireland and a significant proportion of them will live in a care home for the last years of their life. Many carers, therefore, face the experience of placing their relative in a nursing home setting. This experience can be challenging for family carers both practically and emotionally. These difficulties are exacerbated by the commonly held myth that, following nursing home admission, family caring responsibilities cease. Given the key role that nursing homes play in long term dementia care and predicted increases in the proportion of people with dementia in the Irish population, there is a compelling need to explore the experiences of family carers in Ireland. The purpose of this study is to describe carers’ experience of the transition of their relative who has dementia to nursing home care. It is intended that this will provide evidence-based guidance for the development of initiatives to support carers.en
dc.description.sponsorship€50,000 half from ASI and half from St. Luke's own research fundsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBradford University, United Kingdomen
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectCARERSen
dc.subjectNURSING HOMEen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.titleContinuing to care for people with dementia: Irish family carers' experience of their relative's transition to a nursing homeen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentBradford Dementia Group United Kingdom, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, St. Luke’s Homeen
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