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Promotion of self-management is important following dementia diagnosis, but questions remain regarding the level of disease severity which renders self-management unachievable.
Group-based self-management interventions are valued by those who participate but ability to tailor to individual needs is important.
Researchers must work with people with dementia to coproduce and test the acceptability of these complex interventions.
Researchers also need to consider what the benefits of self-management are for people with dementia and select the most appropriate outcomes to test the efficacy of such interventions.
Self-management for people with dementia has been a neglected area for practice and research. However, the recently acknowledged importance of post-diagnostic support is leading to questions regarding how to encourage self-management in people following diagnosis and limit excess …
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