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The social participation of carers of people with dementia

Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Prof Wendy Moyle, Prof Rhonda Nay
Research Centre DCRC Carers and Consumers
Partner Institution La Trobe University, Griffith University
Project Description

This project will explore the meaning, barriers and enablers of social participation for carers of older people with dementia.

The concept of social participation has not been well defined, used inconsistently in the literature, and has been used interchangeably with a range of other terms. However it remains an important notion because it is an indicator of both the quality of life experienced by individuals and the extent to which communities are functioning successfully. The meaning of social participation for carers of older people with dementia and the enablers and barriers that can facilitate or diminish that social participation has not been previously explored.

Approximately 60 carers of older people with dementia will be recruited across Victoria and Queensland to participate in a conversational semi-structured interview.

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