As the number of people affected by dementia continues to rise, this is the first in-depth examination of related services dedicated to the unique demands of remote and rural settings.
Contributors from the UK, Australia, North America and Europe explore the experiences and requirements of those living with dementia and those caring for them in personal and professional capacities in challenging geographical locations. For practitioners, researchers, academics and policy makers, this book is an essential review of evidence and strategies to date, and a guide to future research needs and opportunities for improvements in rural dementia practice.
Anthea Innes is Professor of Dementia and Coles-Medlock Director of the Salford Institute for Dementia at the University of Salford.
Debra Morgan is Professor and Chair of Rural Health Delivery at the University of Saskatchewan. She is lead of the Rural Dementia Action Research (RaDAR) program.
Jane Farmer is Director of the Swinburne University Social Innovation Research Institute. She has published over 100 articles on aspects of rural health in relation to rural social life and a book on community co-production.
Introduction: Remote and rural dementia care – why is this important for policy, research, policy, practice and individual lived experiences? ~ Anthea Innes, Debra Morgan, Jane Farmer
Section 1: Policy drivers ~ Jane Farmer
The future of dementia care in rural areas of the world ~ Jane Farmer and Sharon Grant
Addressing dementia needs in Australia ~ Irene BlackBerry, Clare Wilding, Michael Bauer, Margaret Winbolt and Hilary Davis
Norwegian remote and rural dementia care: policy drivers ~ Oyvind Kirkevold and Kari Midtbø Kristiansen
Section 2: Research evidence ~ Debra Morgan
Rural dementia research in Canada ~ Debra Morgan, Julie Kosteniuk, Megan O’Connell, Norma Stewart and Andrew Kirk
Timely diagnosis of dementia in rural areas in Austria: The Dementia Service Centre Model ~ Stefanie Auer, Paulina Ratajczak, Edith Span and Margit Höfler
Key issues for people with dementia living in rural Ireland: social exclusion, models of care, and policy change ~ Eamon O’Shea and Kieran Walsh
Section 3: Practice challenges ~ Anthea Innes
Developing collaborative relationships with rural-dwelling older men with dementia: Lessons learned from a community technological initiative ~ Ben Hicks and Anthea Innes
Farm Based Care – providing meaningful activities as an alternative to “standard day care” in the UK ~ Fiona Marshall
Transportation Issues in Dementia ~ Mark Rapoport, Andy Hyde and Garry Naglie
Considerations in Dementia Care for Indigenous Populations in Canadan ~ Kristen Jacklin and Jessica Chiovitte
Section 4: Anthea Innes
Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland ~ Helen Rochford-Brennan
Living with Dementia in Rural Scotland ~ Nancy McAdam
Conclusion: navigating 21st Century remote and rural dementia care and a future research agenda ~ Jane Farmer, Debra Morgan and Anthea Innes