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The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support

White, Caroline; Wolverson, Emma; Dunn, Rosie; Zafeiridi, Evi

Authors

Dr Emma Wolverson E.Wolverson@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer Ageing and Dementia. MSc Dementia programme co-director.

Evi Zafeiridi



Abstract

© Policy Press 2020. This article reports on research into the development of a website (Caregiverspro-MMD) intended for carers and people living with dementia. Carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners were invited to explore a prototype of the website. Information was sought about: whether they thought the website would be useful; the functions and resources they would require; and their views about using an online resource. Interviews and focus groups identified support for engaging with peers online and accessing information. Concerns about online safety and the tone of websites were also indicated. Support for learning was also highlighted as a need for some.

Citation

White, C., Wolverson, E., Dunn, R., & Zafeiridi, E. (2020). The views of carers, people living with dementia and healthcare practitioners about the value of online information and peer support. International Journal of Care and Caring, 4(4), 549-571. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15934528490504

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 29, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2020
Publication Date Nov 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 30, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jul 30, 2021
Journal International Journal of Care and Caring
Print ISSN 2397-8821
Electronic ISSN 2397-883X
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 4
Pages 549-571
DOI https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X15934528490504
Keywords Carers; People Living with Dementia; Online Technologies; Qualitative Research
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3532425
Publisher URL https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ijcc/pre-prints/content-ijccd1900032