Conceptualising dementia crisis and preferences for resolution: A public perspective

Yates, Jennifer A., Stanyon, Miriam R., Redley, Marcus ORCID: and Coleston-Shields, Donna Maria (2020) Conceptualising dementia crisis and preferences for resolution: A public perspective. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 11. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2150-1319

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Background: Crisis intervention services for people with dementia in the United Kingdom are poorly defined with no standardized model of working. This may be due to the lack of a clear conceptualization of dementia crisis, resulting in variation in national service delivery. Methods: This study employed a novel public engagement questionnaire data collection technique with 57 participants to gain an updated perspective on the concept of health-related crisis from the point of view of the public. Results: Analysis revealed crisis as a transformational moment that may arrive unexpectedly but could also be the culmination of a sequence of events. Crisis resolution requires external and expert help, and associated feelings of panic and despair can engender the task of resolution by oneself insurmountable. Conclusions: Participants had clear expectations of crisis intervention services, with initial practical and emotional support to reduce risks, and a person-centered approach with family involvement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published Online 26 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: crisis,dementia,health services,public engagement,community and home care,public health, environmental and occupational health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900/2905
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 00:07
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 03:00
DOI: 10.1177/2150132720925946

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