Experiences and Perceptions of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Family Carers of People With Dementia

Sage Publications
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American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 2011, 26 (4), pp. 290 - 297
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Dementia incidence rates are rapidly increasing among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians, and there is very little local research to inform practice. In response, a qualitative study employing focus group methods was undertaken with carers from 4 CALD communities - Arabic-speaking, Chinese - speaking, Italian - speaking and, Spanish - speaking. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of these family carers with regard to their caregiving for a person living with dementia (PLWD). Analysis revealed that while considerable similarities exist across the experiences and perceptions of carers from all 4 CALD communities, there were nevertheless some important distinctions across the different groups. These study findings have significant implications for those working with CALD communities.
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