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JPND Research Strategy (Feb. 2012)

Tackling the challenges of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases in Europe: The Strategy sets out the common vision of the 25 European countries involved and provides a strategic approach to confront barriers to progress and provide new approaches to prevention, intervention and care. Eurocarers contributed to the inclusion of carers and carers' interests and perspectives.

Quality of life of carers managing incontinence in

EUROCARERS and SCA Hygiene Products, have developed the qualitative research project ‘Quality of life of carers of dependent people affected by incontinence in Europe’ in order to start exploring the experiences of people caring for their older, incontinent family members.

Quality of life of carers managing incontinenceA Quantitative Study

Presented by Giovanni Lamura. Ipsos Project Team consists of Gemma Mauritmootoo,Alexander Parker and Freya Benson.

The qualitative research presented before has highlighted a link between caring for incontinent persons and experiencing a poorer quality of life(QoL).This research is now being conducted to gain a quantitative understandingof this link.

The qualitative research presented before has highlighted a link between caring for incontinent persons and experiencing a poorer quality of life(QoL).This research is now being conducted to gain a quantitative understandingof this link.

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Eurofamcare Services for Supporting Family Carers of Elderly People in Europe: Characteristics, Coverage and Usage

EUROFAMCARE is an international research project funded within the 5th Framework Programme of the European Community. EUROFAMCARE aims to provide a European review of the situation of family carers of elderly people in relation to the existence, familiarity, availability, use and acceptability of supporting services.

Six-Country Study

In the year 2003 six countries (Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) have formed a trans-European group, systematically representing the different types of welfare-states in Europe and started a comparative study. Each country collected data from about 1,000 family carers who care at least four hours a week for their dependent elderly (65+) family members in different regional sites. The family carers were interviewed face-to-face at home using a joint family care assessment. The views of potential service providers involved were obtained in the year 2004. Quantitative and qualitative data of these interviews were entered in National Data Sets and a European data base for cross-national analysis. A typology of care settings will be developed considering examples of good practice and beneficial and obstructive circumstances.

Pan-European Review

Pan-European expertise, knowledge and background information about the support, relief and expertise of family carers recognising the variety of the different social-, health- and welfare systems in a future Europe have been achieved by reviews and expert interviews in the six project countries plus 17 further European countries. AGE – the European Older People's Platform – as a member of the consortium is contacting and informing policy makers and NGOs on the European level and measuring the development of action for family carers. AGE aims to raise more awareness about the issue of family care and to stimulate the political discourse.

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