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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Ursulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBallantyne, Alisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorGracia, Natalieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:30:11Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:30:11Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-22T04:14:21Z
dc.identifier.issn13652702en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03549.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41544
dc.description.abstractAim. To explore the perceptions of loneliness according to people with early-stage dementia, living in community and long-term care and also the views of their family carers. Background. Research that specifically explores the influence of loneliness on dementia is limited and indicates the prevalence of loneliness and the negative relationship between loneliness and cognitive decline. There is a paucity of research that explores loneliness from the perspective of the person with dementia. Design. A descriptive exploratory qualitative approach was used. Methods. Data were collected through semi-structured audio-taped interviews. A purposive sample of 70 people with a diagnosis or probable dementia and 73 family carers were recruited from community and long-term care from South East Queensland, Australia. Results. Four themes were identified: staying connected to others; losing the ability to socially engage; experiencing loneliness; and overcoming loneliness. The results emphasise the importance of familiar human relationships in reducing the feelings of loneliness in people experiencing dementia. Conclusions. People with dementia are at risk of loneliness, but placing them with unfamiliar people and environments may not improve their situation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1445en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1453en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9-10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged Care Nursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111001en_US
dc.titleDementia and loneliness: an Australian perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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