Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study.

Kerpershoek et al. (2016) detail the study protocol used in the access to timely formal dementia care in Europe (ACTIFCARE) project. This European study included participants from eight countries, including Ireland, and focused on increasing understanding of why people in the middle stages of dementia and their informal covers use or fail to use formal care services. The paper details the measures being used to assess met and unmet needs, quality of life and the programme timetable. The authors highlight the potential for development of best practice care strategies to improve access to care across Europe.
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Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study.
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2016
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Kerpershoek, L., de Vugt, M., Wolfs, C., Jelley, H., Orrel, M., Woods, B., Stephan, A., Bieber, A., Meyer, G., Engedal, K. and Selbaek, G., 2016. Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study. BMC health services research, 16(1), p.423.