Factors that affect quality of life from the perspective of people with dementia: a metasynthesis.

O’Rourke et al. (2015) identified and synthesised qualitative research findings of factors affecting quality of life from the perspective of people with dementia. 7 Countries, including Ireland are represented. They identified four key factors related to quality of life (QOL): relationships, agency in life today, wellness perspective and sense of place. Within these factors it was the sense of connectedness or disconnectedness which influenced QOL. Further, where there was a sense of connection this related to happiness and a sense of disconnection related to sadness. The authors conclude that these findings offer the potential for further studies to identify ways to improve QOL for people with dementia, even in the face of cognitive decline.
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Factors that affect quality of life from the perspective of people with dementia: a metasynthesis.
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2015
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O'Rourke, H.M., Duggleby, W., Fraser, K.D. and Jerke, L., 2015. Factors that affect quality of life from the perspective of people with dementia: a metasynthesis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(1), pp.24-38.