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Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res. 2006 Sep;12(1):1393-401.

Rethinking the benefits of an adapted version of 'Alzheimer Café' for individuals with Alzheimer's and their partners.

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Canterbury Christ Church University.


This article reviews dementia care in the context of an adapted version of an Alzheimer's Cafe focusing on eight couples newly diagnosed with dementia. It is primarily a reflective account. The adapted version of an Alzheimer Café focused on providing an informal café with more emphasis on communication, education and support for couples. It also seeks to provide a critical platform to evaluate the impact of developing such approaches like, (Alzheimer Café) in contrast to other approaches like, couple therapy, relationship and person centred approaches.

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