The main purpose of this research is to understand the perspectives and experiences of persons with dementia and their family carers from a migrant Muslim background in Australia. In doing so, this research aims to develop a model of dementia care to meet the needs and expectations of Muslim people living with dementia and their family caregivers in this country. In the long run, it may help migrant Muslim people with dementia and elderly people to make an informed decision on reception of professional and residential care homes services.
Participants will be invited to attend a one-on-one interview (face to face is preferred, however, skype/telephone interview may be considered if situation arises, especially for distant participants) with the researcher in which they will be asked to share their experiences of dementia, challenges living with dementia, coping strategies and expectations and needs of dementia support. The interview will take about 45-60 minutes. The interview will be audio recorded using a digital voice recorder to help with reviewing the results. Participants will also be asked to record their lived experiences in a written or digital diary for a set period of time (i.e. around a week after the interview); which will take about 10-minutes per day. The recordings will be sent to the researcher later.
In recognition of contribution and time, participants will be provided with a $25 Coles or Woolworths Gift card.
For further information or to participate, please contact Nurunnaher at [email protected] or on 0406 530 072.
This research project has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee.