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Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to report data on social support elements and health status differences across three age groups of Kuwaiti elderly. Design/methodology/approach– Examined for this study were 1,427 adults. Social support elements considered include total social support scale,...
Purpose– Providers of healthcare services face increasing performance demands in terms of cost-efficiency as well as client centeredness. Dementia care is an illustrative example in this respect. Due to the aging society, the number of dementia clients is expected to grow significantly, which...
Purpose– Life story work has a relatively long tradition in the caring sciences and is recognised as an important component of dementia care and practice. However, to date, there has not been a review of accessible life story resources. The paper aims to discuss these...
Purpose– Standards of care and care pathways for younger people with dementia vary greatly, making clinical development and service planning challenging. Staff working in dementia services identify that they use biographical knowledge of families to influence clinical decision making. This...
Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to focus on care workers employed in clients’ own homes recognising the skills and responsibilities of home-based care workers. Design/methodology/approach– Interviews and focus groups with domiciliary care workers in New Zealand centred on what these...
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