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Dementia Care Research - Scientific Evidence, Current Issues and Future Perspectives

Dementia is one of the key challenges for aging societies worldwide. Research plays an important part in encountering the key question of early diagnosis, treatment, and appropriate care for the increasing number of patients as well as effective support for caregivers. In September 2011, the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) had invited to an international workshop in Greifswald, Germany. Experts from Europe and abroad met to share evidence-based knowledge and experience.
The present book is the summary of this meeting and presents an up to date overview in dementia care research. Each participating country has advanced differently towards finding solutions, and the book reflects that there is neither THE typical person with dementia, nor THE typical treatment or care. There is neither THE research question nor THE health care system that will solve the challenge. However, innovative approaches are presented, leaving the reader well informed and stimulated.


Wolfgang Hoffmann, Jochen René Thyrian, Neeltje van den Berg: Innovative models of medical care in rural areas - a framework for translational research

Malaz A. Boustani, Rabia Jermoumi: Forecasting the Future Impact of Early Detection and Management Program for Alzheimer Disease

Catherine A. Alder, Christopher M. Callahan, Malaz A. Boustani, Hugh C. Hendrie, Mary G. Austrom: Providing Care to the Caregiver: Implementing the PREVENT Model in a Real World Memory Care Clinic

Chris Fox, Ian Maidment, Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe, Cornelius Katona: Collaborative care potential for innovation in dementia

Ian Maidment, Chris Fox, Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe, Cornelius Katona: Key issues in relation to medication management in dementia

Gabriele Meyer, Anna Renom Guiteras, Astrid Schmitz, on behalf of the RightTimePlaceCare Consortium: The European project RightTimePlaceCare

Jochen René Thyrian, Jürgen Hein, Konstanze Fendrich, Wolfgang Hoffmann: Interdisciplinary networks for the improvement of dementia care in Germany - the example of IDemUck and the ‘Demenznetzwerk Uckermark’

Horst C. Vollmar, Stefan Wilm, Silke Kuske, Franziska Gallrach, Ines Buscher, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Michael Pentzek: Changing attitudes towards dementia in family practice (CADIF) - evidence-based development and pre-testing of an intervention for general practitioners

Adina Dreier, Wolfgang Hoffmann: Translating tasks and demands in routine care into a qualification for a Dementia Care Manager

Sabine Bartholomeyczik, Bernhard Holle, Horst C. Vollmar, Margareta Halek: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Witten - An overview

Milena von Kutzleben, Wolfgang Schmid: Incongruity of perspectives: Self-reports of persons with dementia and the evaluations of spouses and caregivers - results and conclusions from a systematic review of reviews

Christine Riesner : Care needs - different perspectives, different outcomes? - Results of the German CarenapD adaptability study

2012, 164 pages, ISBN 978-3-89967-811-6, Price: 20,- Euro