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A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners (2018)
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Hickman, H., Clarke, C., & Wolverson, E. (in press). A qualitative study of the shared experience of humour between people living with dementia and their partners. Dementia, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301218805895

Humour is a complex social and emotional experience which could constitute a positive resource for people endeavouring to live well with dementia. However, little is currently known about the shared use and value of humour in dyads where one person h... Read More

Exploring the usability of a web-based platform for supporting people with dementia- related disorders and their caregivers (2018)
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Zafeiridi, P., Paulson, K., Dunn, R., Wolverson, E., White, C., Thorpe, J. A., …Tzovaras, D. (2018). Exploring the usability of a web-based platform for supporting people with dementia- related disorders and their caregivers. JMIR Formative Research, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.2196/formative.9083

Background: The increasing number of People with Dementia (PwD) drives research exploring web-based support interventions to provide effective care for larger populations. In this concept, a web-based platform (CAREGIVERSPRO-MMD, 620911) was designed... Read More

The experience of epilepsy in later life : a qualitative exploration of illness representations (2017)
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Yennadiou, H., & Wolverson, E. (2017). The experience of epilepsy in later life : a qualitative exploration of illness representations. Epilepsy and Behavior, 70(A), 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.01.033

The objective of this study is to explore how older people living with epilepsy appraise their condition through their lived-experience. The common-sense model of illness representations (CSMIR) provides a framework to explain how individuals make se... Read More

Through the eyes of others - The social experiences of people with dementia: A systematic literature review and synthesis (2017)
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Patterson, K. M., Clarke, C., Wolverson, E. L., Moniz-Cook, E. D., Patterson, K., Clarke, C., …Moniz-Cook, E. (2018). Through the eyes of others - The social experiences of people with dementia: A systematic literature review and synthesis. International Psychogeriatrics, 30(6), 791-805. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216002374

Psychosocial models suggest that the lived experience of dementia is affected by interpersonal factors such as the ways in which others view, talk about, and behave toward the person with dementia. This review aimed to illuminate how informal, everyd... Read More

The meaning and experience of well-being in dementia for psychiatrists involved in diagnostic disclosure: a qualitative study (2016)
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Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Vince, A. (2017). The meaning and experience of well-being in dementia for psychiatrists involved in diagnostic disclosure: a qualitative study. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(1), 93-104. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610216001484

Literature indicates that people's experiences of receiving a diagnosis of dementia can have a lasting impact on well-being. Psychiatrists frequently lead in communicating a diagnosis but little is known about the factors that could contribute to pot... Read More

Living positively with dementia: a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature (2015)
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Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2016). Living positively with dementia: a systematic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature. Aging and Mental Health, 20(7), 676-699. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2015.1052777

Objective: Little is known about how and to what extent people with dementia live positively with their condition. This study aimed to review and carry out a synthesis of qualitative studies where accounts of the subjective experiences of people with... Read More

Remaining hopeful in early-stage dementia: a qualitative study (2010)
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Wolverson, E., Clarke, C., & Moniz-Cook, E. (2010). Remaining hopeful in early-stage dementia: a qualitative study. Aging and Mental Health, 14(4), (450-460). doi:10.1080/13607860903483110. ISSN 1360-7863

Objectives: Improving the quality of life for people living with dementia is widely accepted as an important outcome in dementia care services. Positive psychology, the systematic study of strengths, capacities, and personal resources, is one framewo... Read More