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The Australian Experience and Management of Dementia-related Stigma

Dr Simon Colquhoun, A/Prof Barbara Horner, Prof Wendy Moyle, Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Research Centre DCRC Carers and Consumers
Partner Institution Curtin University, Griffth University, Queensland University of Technology [SHORT URL http://tinyurl.com/DCRC-CU0108-StigmaExp]
Project Description

This qualitative pilot study will investigate through interviews the experience, perceptions and management of dementia related stigma in people with dementia and their informal carers.

The study aims to:

  • explore how people with dementia and their informal carers in Australia experience dementia-related stigma;
     
  • understand how people perceive dementia-related stigma; and
     
  • explore what strategies people with dementia and their informal carers employ to manage dementia related stigma.
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