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Living with dementia in a care home: Capturing the experiences of residents

Milne, Alisoun (2011) Living with dementia in a care home: Capturing the experiences of residents. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 12 (2). pp. 76-85. ISSN 1471-7794. (doi:10.1108/14717791111144687) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to consider the experiences and perspectives of residents with dementia living in a care home. Design/methodology/approach - The paper reviews current sources of evidence about ''the care home experience'', including material drawn from: research instruments, interviews, observational methods and phenomenological research which aims to capture the lived experiences of residents. Findings - Research that is attempting to capture the lived experiences of residents further adds to the understanding of quality of life (QoL) and quality of care. Specifically, residents prioritise non-disease-related domains of QoL, which is somewhat different than those identified by relatives, care home staff and ''objective'' measures. Originality/value - Not only is it evident that residents are able to describe aspects of their situation but they appear to retain a sense of self and identity. There is a distinctive need for assessment of QoL amongst residents with dementia that places their subjective view of this concept at its core.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/14717791111144687
Uncontrolled keywords: Best practice, Care homes, Dementia, Lived experience, Quality of life
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 11:09 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38012 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milne, Alisoun: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0977-8156
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