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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.

Rosie Dunn

Evi Zafeiridi



Contributors

Rosie Dunn
Researcher

Evi Zafeiridi
Researcher

Abstract

This paper reports on research into the development of a website (Caregiverspro-MMD) intended for carers and people living with dementia (PLWD). Carers, PLWD 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; 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal International Journal of Care and Caring
Print ISSN 2397-8821
Publisher Policy Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation White, C., Wolverson, E., Dunn, R., & Zafeiridi, E. (in press). 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,
Keywords Carers; People Living with Dementia; Online Technologies; Qualitative Research
Publisher URL https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/international-journal-of-care-and-caringb
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