Self-reported benefits for care partners of attending a person-centred dementia cafe

Chesterton, L, Innes, A ORCID:, Smith, S and Morris, L 2021, 'Self-reported benefits for care partners of attending a person-centred dementia cafe' , International Journal of Care and Caring, 6 (4) , pp. 586-603.

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Informal care partners of individuals with dementia are often referred to as the ‘invisible patient’, whose needs are under-represented in research. The physical, mental and emotional responsibilities of caring for someone with dementia can be both rewarding and challenging. This qualitative study explored how attending a dementia cafe affected care partner well-being. The co-designed cafe adopted a person-centred approach, valuing members’ unique abilities and contributions. Results showed that the cafe provided a safe environment where individuals could be themselves. Participants found a sense of belonging, camaraderie and friendship that enhanced their sense of well-being and maintained their selfhood and dignity.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Care and Caring
Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISSN: 2397-883X
Funders: Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 13:59

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