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Chapter 8: Supporting the Families of People Living with Dementia
By the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to:
- Explore the meaning of caregiving in dementia from the family’s perspective.
- Examine the support that family caregivers say they need to care for the person with dementia.
- Critically evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that support family caregivers.
- Develop a plan for healthcare professionals such as nurses to work in partnership with family caregivers.
In Chapter 4 we discussed how interactions between families and staff could promote relationship-based approaches to care and enhance a biographical approach to care planning at the micro level of the organisation. That discussion was focused primarily on how families were contributing to the support of a person ...