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Conference Paper: Social and family supports for elders with dementia and their caregivers in urban China

TitleSocial and family supports for elders with dementia and their caregivers in urban China
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 66th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 396 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile the prevalent rate of dementia in mainland China is similar to other developed countries, there is little information on dementia care-giving program and services in mainland China in the international literature. Methods: We conducted in-depth interviews with physicians, government officials, social workers, nursing home operators and caregivers to understand the landscape of dementia care support services in the Guangzhou. Findings: Most of the elders with dementia were refused to receive service in nursing homes or adult day-care centers, as there was no trained staff to serve them. Family members are under great burden of taking care of them with nearly no social support. Elderly with severe dementia were placed in mental health hospitals if the family could afford the expensive costs or locked at home if the family was poor. Way to improve the social and family support for elders with dementia and their carer will be discussed.
DescriptionMeeting Theme: Optimal Aging Through Research
This free journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
Session 1320 (Symposium)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218155
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorWang, J-
dc.contributor.authorLum, TY-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:25:39Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:25:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationThe 66th Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 396-
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218155-
dc.descriptionMeeting Theme: Optimal Aging Through Research-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts-
dc.descriptionSession 1320 (Symposium)-
dc.description.abstractWhile the prevalent rate of dementia in mainland China is similar to other developed countries, there is little information on dementia care-giving program and services in mainland China in the international literature. Methods: We conducted in-depth interviews with physicians, government officials, social workers, nursing home operators and caregivers to understand the landscape of dementia care support services in the Guangzhou. Findings: Most of the elders with dementia were refused to receive service in nursing homes or adult day-care centers, as there was no trained staff to serve them. Family members are under great burden of taking care of them with nearly no social support. Elderly with severe dementia were placed in mental health hospitals if the family could afford the expensive costs or locked at home if the family was poor. Way to improve the social and family support for elders with dementia and their carer will be discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologist-
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics-
dc.titleSocial and family supports for elders with dementia and their caregivers in urban China-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailLum, TY: tlum@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLum, TY=rp01513-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnt151-
dc.identifier.hkuros252109-
dc.identifier.volume53-
dc.identifier.issueS1-
dc.identifier.spage396-
dc.identifier.epage396-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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