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The Sydney-Shanghai Residential Care Study

Ms Helen Wu, A/Prof Lee-Fay Low, Prof Henry Brodaty
Research Centre DCRC Assessment and Better Care
Partner Institution Centre-based
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This study compared the rates of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Nursing homes across three residential facilities: Mainstream nursing homes in Sydney, Ethno-specific Chinese nursing homes in Sydney, dementia hospitals that provide long-term care in Shanghai.

Reasons for institutionalisation, carer burden and guilt for informal carers of residents from the three residential care types were also be examined.

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