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Title: Service provision for people with dementia in rural Scotland: difficulties and innovations
Author(s): Innes, Anthea
Cox, Sylvia
Smith, Annetta
Mason, Anne
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Keywords: dementia services
service providers
Dementia Research
Dementia Patients Care
Dementia Scotland
Issue Date: May-2006
Date Deposited: 28-Apr-2009
Citation: Innes A, Cox S, Smith A & Mason A (2006) Service provision for people with dementia in rural Scotland: difficulties and innovations. Dementia, 5 (2), pp. 249-270.
Abstract: The provision of health and social care services to people with dementia and their carers living in remote and rural areas has been neglected globally. Meeting the needs of people with dementia poses many challenges for service providers. Such challenges may be compounded by the difficulties of providing and accessing services in rural areas. This article explores the views of Scottish service providers drawn from the voluntary, statutory and private sectors. Our findings highlight the difficulties relating to dementia and rurality faced by service providers in Scotland. We also consider innovative measures reported by service providers. Such measures indicate that not only can the distinct challenges of dementia service provision be overcome, but also challenges posed by providing services to people with dementia and their carers in rural and remote areas. These findings extend the literature on rural dementia service provision. The article concludes with a consideration of the practice and policy implications of providing dementia services in remote and rural Scotland.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1471301206062253
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