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Development of guidelines for family and non-professional helpers on assisting an older person who is developing cognitive impairment or has dementia: a Delphi expert consensus study

  • K. S. Bond1Email author,
  • A. F. Jorm2,
  • B. A. Kitchener1, 3,
  • C. M. Kelly1, 3 and
  • K. J. Chalmers1
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:129

Received: 6 March 2016

Accepted: 21 June 2016

Published: 7 July 2016

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21 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
7 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12877-016-0305-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Mental Health First Aid Australia, Parkville, Australia
Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
School of Psychology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia