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dc.contributor.authorSzczesniak, Dorota
dc.contributor.authorDroes, Rose-Marie
dc.contributor.authorMeiland, Franka
dc.contributor.authorBrooker, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorFarina, Elisabetta
dc.contributor.authorChattat, Rabih
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Shirley B
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Simon C
dc.contributor.authorSaibene, Francesca Lea
dc.contributor.authorUrbanska, Katarzyna
dc.contributor.authorRymaszewska, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-03T00:50:56Z
dc.date.available2019-10-03T00:50:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1041-6102
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1041610217002885
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388008
dc.description.abstractBackground: The “pathway to care” concept offers a helpful framework for preparing national dementia plans and strategies and provides a structure to explore the availability and accessibility of timely and effective care for people with dementia and support for their informal carers. Within the framework of the JPND-MEETINGDEM implementation project the pathways to regular day-care activities and the Meeting Centers Support Programme (MCSP), an innovative combined support form for people with dementia and carers, was explored. Methods: An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative, cross-country design was applied to investigate the pathways to day care in several regions in four European countries (Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands). Results: Before implementation of MCSP, of the four countries the United Kingdom had the most structured pathway to post-diagnostic support for people with dementia. MCSP introduction had a positive impact on the pathways to day-care activities in all countries. MCSP filled an important gap in post-diagnostic care, increasing the accessibility to support for both people with dementia and carers. Key elements such as program of activities, target group, and collaboration between healthcare and social services were recognized as success factors. Conclusions: This study shows that MCSP fills (part of) the gap between diagnosis and residential care and can therefore be seen as a pillar of post-diagnostic care and support. Further dissemination of Meeting Centers in Europe may have a multiple impact on the structure of dementia services in European countries and the pathways to day care for people with dementia and their carer(s).
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1717
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1734
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Clinical
dc.subject.keywordsGeriatrics & Gerontology
dc.titleDoes the community-based combined Meeting Center Support Programme (MCSP) make the pathway to day-care activities easier for people living with dementia? A comparison before and after implementation of MCSP in three European countries
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSzczesniak, D; Droes, R-M; Meiland, F; Brooker, D; Farina, E; Chattat, R; Evans, SB; Evans, SC; Saibene, FL; Urbanska, K; Rymaszewska, J, Does the community-based combined Meeting Center Support Programme (MCSP) make the pathway to day-care activities easier for people living with dementia? A comparison before and after implementation of MCSP in three European countries, International Psychogeriatrics, 2018, 30 (11), pp. 1717-1734
dc.date.updated2019-10-02T03:07:57Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2018 International Psychogeriatric Association. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorLion, Katarzyna M.


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