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This database contains 7 studies, archived under the term: "Memory clinic / assessment centre"

Effectiveness of dementia follow-up care by memory clinics or general practitioners: randomised controlled trial

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of post-diagnosis dementia treatment and coordination of care by memory clinics compared with general practitioners.; Design: Multicentre randomised controlled trial.; Setting: Nine memory clinics and 159 general practitioners in the Netherlands.; Participants: 175 patients with a new diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia living in the community and their informal […]

Impacts of moxibustion on vascular dementia and neuropeptide substance content in cerebral spinal fluid

Objective: To observe the effects of moxibustion therapy on the improvements of clinical symptom scale score and neuropeptide substance in vascular dementia (VD) and investigate a part of mechanism of moxibustion on Vd.; Methods: Eighty-seven cases of VD were divided randomly into a moxibustion group (43 cases) and a western medicine group (44 cases). In […]

Cost-effectiveness of post-diagnosis treatment in dementia coordinated by Multidisciplinary Memory Clinics in comparison to treatment coordinated by general practitioners: an example of a pragmatic trial

Background: With the rising number of dementia patients with associated costs and the recognition that there is room for improvement in the provision of dementia care, the question arises on how to efficiently provide high quality dementia care.; Objective: To describe the design of a study to determine multidisciplinary memory clinics’ (MMC) effectiveness and cost-effectiveness […]

Early-stage memory loss support groups: outcomes from a randomized controlled clinical trial

Objectives: This article describes results of a randomized controlled trial comparing a time-limited early-stage memory loss (ESML) support group program conducted by a local Alzheimer’s Association chapter to a wait-list (WL) control condition.; Methods: One hundred and forty-two dyads were randomized in blocks to ESML (n = 96) or WL (n = 46). Mean age […]

Economic evaluation of an integrated diagnostic approach for psychogeriatric patients: results of a randomized controlled trial

Context: Because of the increasing number of elderly people with dementia, the costs of dementia and dementia care are expected to grow rapidly in the coming decades. Cost-effectiveness results are relevant for decision making about new strategies in dementia care.; Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an integrated multidisciplinary diagnostic facility for diagnosing dementia in […]

Improving access to dementia care: development and evaluation of a rural and remote memory clinic

The availability, accessibility and acceptability of services are critical factors in rural health service delivery. In Canada, the aging population and the consequent increase in prevalence of dementia challenge the ability of many rural communities to provide specialized dementia care. This paper describes the development, operation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary memory clinic designed to […]

Cost-effectiveness of one year dementia follow-up care by memory clinics or general practitioners: economic evaluation of a randomised controlled trial

Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of post-diagnosis dementia treatment and coordination of care by memory clinics compared to general practitioners’ care.; Methods: A multicentre randomised trial with 175 community dwelling patients newly diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia, and their informal caregivers, with twelve months’ follow-up. Cost-effectiveness was evaluated from a societal point of view […]

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