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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

Dementia and Alzheimer Disease: The Importance of Considering the Human, Social and Political Contexts in Research and Practice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.558
Synopsis: 
This short article focusses on the importance of the human, social and political aspects of Alzheimer disease and related dementia. The discussion includes some of the recommendations that were made by the participants of an international workshop on Alzheimer disease that was organized in 2013 during the annual conference of the Caribbean Public Health Association.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To suggest some avenues of research and priorities in the Caribbean in the domain of dementia and Alzheimer disease from a social science perspective.

Methods: To present and discuss, based on the current literature, the recommendations that were made by the participants of an international workshop on Alzheimer disease that was organized in 2013 during the annual conference of the Caribbean Public Health Association.

Revised: 
24 Mar, 2017
Accepted: 
03 Apr, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Apr, 2017

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A Summary of the Importance of Additional Approaches to Prevent Dementia by Experts in Relevant Fields Working in Concert

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.126
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847
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2013
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