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Paid caregivers (eg, home health aides and personal care attendants) provide hands-on care that helps individuals with dementia live in the community. This study (a) characterizes paid caregiving among community-dwelling individuals with dementia and (b) identifies factors associated with receipt of paid care.
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Name: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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With increasing numbers of people in the UK living with dementia, the provision of good quality person-centred care that meets the often complex needs of this population is required. Given the majorit...
Despite people living with dementia representing a significant proportion of health and social care users, until recently in the United Kingdom (UK) there were no prescribed standards for dementia edu...
The majority of patients are diagnosed within a memory assessment service or a neurology clinic. However, early detection of a possible dementia is often done in a primary care setting. Dementia diagn...
Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementia syndromes are becoming more common; an estimated 5.5 million adults aged 65 years or older are living with AD in the United States. It is important for primar...
D-CARE: The Dementia Care Study This pragmatic randomized clinical trial of 2150 persons with dementia and their caregivers, at four diverse clinical trial sites in the United States, wil...
This project will modify a program that reduces pneumonia among nursing home residents with dementia, so that it is appropriate for assisted living residents with dementia. The program pro...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether movement-oriented dementia care has a positive effect on quality of life and independence in activities of daily living (ADL) in nursing-h...
This study will evaluate pain, management of pain, behavioral symptoms, and the quality of staff-resident interactions between residents with and without dementia, test the relationship of...
A long-term care facility in central Canada has planned to renovate their existing dementia care units. The overarching objective of this study is to examine the effects of the renovations...
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
A housing and health care alternative combining independence with personal care. It provides a combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living. (www.alfa.org)
Facilities which administer the delivery of psychologic and psychiatric services to people living in a neighborhood or community.
A supplemental health insurance policy sold by private insurance companies and designed to pay for health care costs and services that are not paid for either by Medicare alone or by a combination of Medicare and existing private health insurance benefits. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Of all the types of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. Neurons in the brain die, becuase 'plaques' and 'tangles' (mis-folded proteins) form in the brain. People with Al...
Dementia describes a range of symptoms of cognitive decline. For example memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication skills, and a reduction in a person's abilities and skills in carrying out daily activities. There are about 820,000 peo...