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The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of family carers supporting a relative living with dementia during and after the move to technology-enriched supported accommodation (TESA). The paper explores the informal carers (ICs) roles, the factors prompting the move to TESA, alongside their perceptions of their relatives’ experience of the move and of life in a technology-enriched environment. Within a qualitative study 25 semi-structured interviews were conducted with ICs and data were analysed following a thematic approach. Four themes were identified, reflecting the shift in roles and identity of both ICs and persons living with dementia. The move to TESA was linked to a perceived reduction in care-giving pressures, with positive outcomes reported for both the ICs and the people living with dementia. Smart home technologies in the facilities did not appear to impact on the decision-making during transition, however, they were valued as part of the lived experience for the people living with dementia within the TESA facilities. These findings are relevant to policy makers, commissioners and providers of services to highlight the engagement of all stakeholders in the provision of care for people living with dementia and their families early from diagnosis in order to facilitate person-centred practices in community settings.
This paper presents the experiences of formal carers working in technology-enriched supported accommodation for people living with dementia, examining their care-giving role from a person-centred care perspective. Within a qualitative study, 21 semi-structured interviews were conducted with formal carers and data were analysed following a thematic approach. Four main themes were identified that mapped to the attributes of the person-centred practice framework (PCPF): promoting choice and autonomy, staffing model, using assistive technology and feeling that ‘you're doing a good job’. Central to person-centred practice in these settings was the promotion of choice, autonomy and independence. The dichotomy between safety and independence was evident, curtailing the opportunities within the environmental enablers and associated embedded assistive technologies. Formal carers reported considerable job satisfaction working in these settings. The small-scale, home-like facilities seemed to have a positive effect on job satisfaction. These findings are relevant to policy makers, commissioners and service providers, highlighting the facilitators of person-centred care in community dwellings for people living with dementia and the role of formal carers in promoting this approach.
The relationship between oxygen structure, charge transfer (hole count), and oxygen content in the YBa2Cu3Oz superconductor is studied by combining Monte-Carlo simulation with existing electronic structure calculations. The present model proposes an expansion of the hole count in terms of oxygen configuration variables for states of an arbitrary degree of order. Calculations of hole count as a function of oxygen content suggest that oxygen ordering is, at least in part, responsible for the observed plateau structure of Tc vs. oxygen content z.
We present a study of the hexagonal close-packed (hcp) Ising model for binary alloys within the cluster variation approximation. Groundstates of order stabilized by nearest-neighbor (NN) pair, triplet, and tetrahedron interactions were determined using the cluster configuration polyhedron method; no previous hcp ground-state study has considered all of these interactions. We predict physically realizable groundstates with stoichiometries A, AB (3 distinct structures), A2B, A3B, and A4B3. The previously unpredicted A4B3 structure is stabilized by multiatom (i.e. triplet, tetrahedron) interactions, while the others are stabilized by the two NN pair interactions. The Cluster Variation Method (CVM) was used to calculate the finite-temperature phase-equilibria for prototypical binary alloys. We present the first ordering phase diagrams computed with the CVM which contain all relevant groundstates for both isotropic and anisotropic NN pair interactions.
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