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This database contains 5 studies, archived under the term: "Dementia advisor / Admiral nurses / Community Nursing"

Systematic care for caregivers of patients with dementia: a multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled trial

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Systematic Care Program for Dementia (SCPD) on patient institutionalization and to determine the predictors of institutionalization.; Design: Single-blind, multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled trial.; Setting: Six community mental health services (CMHSs) across the Netherlands.; Participants: A total of 295 patient-caregiver dyads referred to a CMHS with suspected patient dementia.; Intervention: […]

Effectiveness of a specific care plan in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: cluster randomised trial (PLASA study)

Objective: To test the effectiveness of a comprehensive specific care plan in decreasing the rate of functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease compared with usual care in memory clinics.; Design: Cluster randomised trial.; Setting: 50 memory clinics in France.; Participants: Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (mini-mental state examination score 12-26). 1131 patients […]

A randomised clinical trial on a comprehensive geriatric assessment and intensive home follow-up after hospital discharge: the Transitional Care Bridge

Background: Older patients are at high risk for poor outcomes after acute hospital admission. The mortality rate in these patients is approximately 20%, whereas 30% of the survivors decline in their level of activities of daily living (ADL) functioning three months after hospital discharge. Most diseases and geriatric conditions that contribute to poor outcomes could […]

Family care as collaboration: effectiveness of a multicomponent support program for elderly couples with dementia. Randomized controlled intervention study

Objectives: To determine whether community care of people with dementia can be prolonged with a 2-year multicomponent intervention program and to analyze effects of the intervention on total usage and expenses of social and healthcare services.; Design: Randomized controlled trial.; Setting: Community-dwelling couples with one spouse caring for the other spouse with dementia.; Participants: Couples […]

Nursing interventions in cases of agitation and dementia

This study had two objectives: firstly, to assess and compare the frequency and circumstances of agitation and, secondly, to generate decision-making aids for the treatment of agitation patients by applying a nursing intervention in cases of dementia and agitation. For that purpose, 1002 measurements of open nursing interventions in cases of agitation were obtained over […]

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