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Targeting and managing behavioral symptoms in individuals with dementia: a randomized trial of a nonpharmacological intervention

Objectives: To test the effects of an intervention that helps families manage distressing behaviors in family members with dementia.; Design: Two-group randomized trial.; Setting: In home.; Participants: Two hundred seventy-two caregivers and people with dementia.; Intervention: Up to 11 home and telephone contacts over 16 weeks by health professionals who identified potential triggers of patient […]

The cost-effectiveness of a nonpharmacologic intervention for individuals with dementia and family caregivers: the tailored activity program

Objectives: To evaluate cost-effectiveness of the Tailored Activity Program (TAP) for individuals with dementia and family caregivers.; Design: Cost-effectiveness study of a two-group randomized controlled trial involving 60 patients-caregiver dyads randomized to intervention or wait-list control.; Setting: Participants’ homes in Philadelphia region.; Participants: Caregivers were aged ≥ 21 years, lived with patients, and provided ≥ […]

A biobehavioral home-based intervention and the well-being of patients with dementia and their caregivers: the COPE randomized trial

Context: Optimal treatment to postpone functional decline in patients with dementia is not established.; Objective: To test a nonpharmacologic intervention realigning environmental demands with patient capabilities.; Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective 2-group randomized trial (Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environments [COPE]) involving patients with dementia and family caregivers (community-living dyads) recruited from March […]