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Barriers to Informal Caregiving of Persons Living with Dementia in Barbados: A Phenomenological Inquiry

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.142
Pages: 
206-11
Synopsis: 
This paper qualitatively explored the barriers faced by informal caregivers of persons living with dementia in Barbados.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the barriers of primary informal caregivers to caring for persons living with dementia (PLWDs) in Barbados.

Methods: A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was adopted. Eight in-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with primary informal caregivers of PLWDs. Transcripts were analysed according to Giorgi’s four-step phenomenological framework.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Dementia among Older Persons in Jamaica: Prevalence and Policy Implications

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.133
Pages: 
1-8
Synopsis: 
This paper described the prevalence of dementia in the ageing Jamaican population. There are service and policy implications given the increasing importance of providing health and social services for persons with dementia.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the prevalence of dementia and dementia types in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
21 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Jun, 2017

Protective Effects of Liquiritin on the Brain of Rats with Alzheimer’s Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.058
Pages: 
468–72
Synopsis: 
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is clinically manifested by progressive memory damage and cognitive dysfunction. In this study, a rat AD model with liquiritin (LQ) interference was established to observe the effects of LQ on the AD rats’ behavioural memory. The protective and antioxidant effects of LQ improved the rats’ learning and memory ability.

ABSTRACT

Background: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a sort of nerve degenerative disease with clinical manifestation of memory damage and cognitive dysfunction. Its typical pathological change is the abnormal deposition of amyloid-beta (Aβ).  

Method: In this study, a rat AD model with liquiritin (LQ) interference was established to observe the effects of LQ on the AD rats’ behavioural memory and primary hippocampus cells.  

Accepted: 
08 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 18 Apr, 2016
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