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OBJECTIVES There is very often a lengthy delay between first noticing symptoms of dementia and making first contact with Health Care Professionals (HCPs). This article identifies influences on the decision to contact HCPs for the first time. METHOD Qualitative thematic analysis of 20 case studies of carer experience. Participants were carers of people who(More)
This paper presents the development of a mobile context aware geographic information system (G.I.S.) based upon IEEE 802.11 compliant standards and equipment, distributed database systems, and modular software components. Delivered across a high bandwidth wireless intranet, and developed from standard “off the shelf” products, the system(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that Public Health professionals focus on community resilience in tackling chronic problems, such as poverty and deprivation; is this approach useful? DISCUSSION Resilience is always i) of something ii) to something iii) to an endpoint, as in i) a rubber ball, ii) to a blunt force, iii) to its original shape. "Community(More)
Social psychological theories of illness and health decision making place the individual with the symptoms at the centre. In the case of dementia it is often a relative who is first to contact health care professionals. The article illustrates how the autonomy of both the individual with symptoms and their carers is bounded by the actions of others. An over(More)
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