Spontaneous concerns about risk and abuse reported by people with dementia and their carers

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620482
Title:
Spontaneous concerns about risk and abuse reported by people with dementia and their carers
Authors:
Benbow, Susan M.; Kingston, Paul
Abstract:
Purpose To look at concerns about risk/ abuse expressed spontaneously by people with dementia (PwD) and their carers in narratives describing their journeys with dementia. Method Thirty-five narratives were elicited from PwD, carers of PwD and couples where one partner was living with dementia as part of a study on the impact of producing narratives on PwD and their carers. Participants were found to allude to risk/ abuse, or specifically mention thoughts on risk and abuse in their narratives. A secondary analysis of the theme of risk/ abuse is reported here. Findings Concerns about risk/ exploitation were often expressed in the narratives, and covered a range of areas including driving; safety in the home; safety outdoors; falls; finances; risk to PwD from others; risk to others from PwD; potential or actual police incidents; and neglect. Research limitations The narratives were elicited as part of another project and participants were not asked directly about risk: themes reported here were brought up spontaneously by participants. Practical implications In relation to dementia a wide range of risk/ abuse issues is of concern to PwD and their carers, including driving and financial vulnerabilities. PwD and carers are prepared to talk about risk/ abuse when given an opportunity. It is important to investigate and understand experiences and concerns about risk/ abuse if they are to be addressed in health and social care practice. Originality The narratives offer unique insights into the concerns of PwD and family carers.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Benbow, S. M., & Kingston, P. (2017). Spontaneous concerns about risk and abuse reported by people with dementia and their carers. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(2), 92-99. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Journal of Adult Protection
Publication Date:
10-Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620482
DOI:
10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
2042-8669
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorBenbow, Susan M.en
dc.contributor.authorKingston, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-25T10:52:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-25T10:52:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-10-
dc.identifier.citationBenbow, S. M., & Kingston, P. (2017). Spontaneous concerns about risk and abuse reported by people with dementia and their carers. Journal of Adult Protection, 19(2), 92-99. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620482-
dc.description.abstractPurpose To look at concerns about risk/ abuse expressed spontaneously by people with dementia (PwD) and their carers in narratives describing their journeys with dementia. Method Thirty-five narratives were elicited from PwD, carers of PwD and couples where one partner was living with dementia as part of a study on the impact of producing narratives on PwD and their carers. Participants were found to allude to risk/ abuse, or specifically mention thoughts on risk and abuse in their narratives. A secondary analysis of the theme of risk/ abuse is reported here. Findings Concerns about risk/ exploitation were often expressed in the narratives, and covered a range of areas including driving; safety in the home; safety outdoors; falls; finances; risk to PwD from others; risk to others from PwD; potential or actual police incidents; and neglect. Research limitations The narratives were elicited as part of another project and participants were not asked directly about risk: themes reported here were brought up spontaneously by participants. Practical implications In relation to dementia a wide range of risk/ abuse issues is of concern to PwD and their carers, including driving and financial vulnerabilities. PwD and carers are prepared to talk about risk/ abuse when given an opportunity. It is important to investigate and understand experiences and concerns about risk/ abuse if they are to be addressed in health and social care practice. Originality The narratives offer unique insights into the concerns of PwD and family carers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/JAP-12-2016-0030en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDementiaen
dc.subjectDrivingen
dc.subjectFinancial abuseen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectSafetyen
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen
dc.titleSpontaneous concerns about risk and abuse reported by people with dementia and their carersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2042-8669-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Adult Protectionen
dc.date.accepted2017-02-13-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderBritish Medical Association Dawkins Strutt granten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectBritish Medical Association Dawkins Strutt granten
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