Illness representations in early-stage dementia: a preliminary investigation.

  title={Illness representations in early-stage dementia: a preliminary investigation.},
  author={Linda Clare and Trish Goater and Bob Woods},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={21 8},
BACKGROUND The self-regulation model of adjustment to illness suggests that individual differences in coping and responding are related to the illness representations people hold. The present study explored the feasibility of applying this concept with people with early-stage dementia. METHOD Understanding of the illness was explored in semi-structured interviews with 22 people who had a diagnosis of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease or mixed dementia, and a measure of mood was… CONTINUE READING
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