Developing collaborative relationships with rural-dwelling older men with dementia in the UK: lessons learned from a UK community technological initiative

Hicks, Ben and Innes, Anthea (2020) Developing collaborative relationships with rural-dwelling older men with dementia in the UK: lessons learned from a UK community technological initiative. In: Innes, Anthea, Morgan, Debra and Farmer, Jane (eds.) Remote and rural dementia care: policy, research and practice. Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 151-184. ISBN 9781447344957

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the process of developing collaborative working relationships with rural-dwelling older men with dementia. It outlines the potential challenges that facilitators may be faced with when engaging this population as well as solutions to address them. The lessons considered throughout the chapter are underpinned by theoretical knowledge and have been informed by reflexive practice through research that sought to enhance social inclusion in rural-dwelling older men with dementia using a technological initiative. Whilst there were many challenges throughout this applied research, some of which will be examined below, the initiatives were warmly received by the men and successfully adopted within all three rural communities. They continue to this day, three years after the completion of the study, with funding obtained from local organisations; thereby highlighting their success.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Dementia, rurality, masculinities, collaboration
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Research Centres and Groups: Dementia Research Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Ben Hicks
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 14:14
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 14:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/91225

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