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The impact of the physical home environment for family carers of people with dementia: a qualitative study

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The impact of the physical home environment for family carers of people with dementia : a qualitative study. / Soilemezi, Dia; Kallitsis, Phevos; Drahota-Towns, Amy; Crossland, John; Stores, Rebecca; Costall, Alan.

In: Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2017, p. 303-333.

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title = "The impact of the physical home environment for family carers of people with dementia: a qualitative study",
abstract = "Background - Most people with dementia are cared for by their families at home. This study investigated family carers{\textquoteright} identification of barriers and facilitators when caring for a person with dementia at home. Design and methods - Thirteen co-resident family carers were engaged in semi-structured in-depth walking interviews. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. Results - Home environments can pose a number of challenges and opportunities. Aspects of the architectural and interior environment (e.g. size, condition, layout and accessibility, familiarity) are perceived as important (Theme 1) as well as a plethora of environmental strategies that encourage independence and comfort at home (Theme 2). Carers{\textquoteright} scepticism, timing, costs, property characteristics and mistrust of services are some barriers to implementing environmental strategies (Theme 3). Conclusions - Carers often improvise solutions through trial and error. Environmental strategies can create an enabling and comfortable home environment.",
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