International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Psychology and Organizational Management | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Dementia Management Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nurses, Executive Staff and Management from Three Homes of Epoch

Aditi Sharma [6] | Dr. Naganath Narasimhan Prem

Abstract: The study aims to assess knowledge, attitude and practice pertaining to professional caregiving and needs of elderly dealing with dementia. The study was conducted on employees of the three homes of Epoch elder care organization. (N=121). Epoch is an expert in assisted living and dementia care in India. Only participants who were employed by the Epoch elder care organization and have served for a minimum period of 6 months were included. Additionally, those staff members who were not willing to participate/or provide consent were excluded. The survey questionnaire consisted of open - ended & close - ended questions around the three domains (namely, knowledge, attitude & practice). The results of the study show that there is a moderate positive correlation of knowledge with attitude and practice. (r=.414** & r=.463** respectively). The years of experience at Epoch shows a statistically significant relationship with knowledge (p=.028) and the designation at Epoch as well as age shows a statistically significant relationship with attitude (p=<.001; p=.019, respectively). The study also found that the maximum number of employees (120.96 ~ 121) showed favourable practice behaviour. Moreover, the study found that cognitive abilities were used as a demarketing factor among the majority of the employees to differentiate between normal aging & dementia. The study also indicated that employees perceived dementia management as a comprehensive team effort. Majority of the employees also emphasized the role of social and cognitive activities in slowing down the progression of dementia. Lastly, in terms of favourable behavioural practice, the majority of the employees emphasized the role of positive attributes of the professionals in dementia management.

Keywords: Dementia, dementia management, knowledge, attitude, practice, elder care, Epoch elder care, Epoch organization

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 963 - 968

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