Journal article

"There isn't an easy way of finding the help that's available." Barriers and facilitators of service use among dementia family caregivers: a qualitative study

Ashley Macleod, Gemma Tatangelo, Marita McCabe, Emily You

International Psychogeriatrics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Family caregivers of people with dementia have significant unmet needs in regard to their caregiving role. Despite this, they are reluctant to utilize services to reduce their burden. The aim of this study was to examine the barriers and facilitators of service use among family caregivers of people with dementia. METHOD: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 24 family caregivers of community-dwelling people with dementia. Of these, 12 were partner caregivers (4 men, 8 women) and 12 were offspring caregivers (2 men, 10 women). The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Six main barriers and three facilitators were identified. These barr..

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