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Effect of second-generation antipsychotics on caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease
Background: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) imposes a severe burden upon patients and their caregivers. Severity of psychiatric symptoms and behavioral disturbances is an important determinant of caregivers’ experience of burden. These symptoms may be improved with atypical antipsychotic treatment.; Objective: Data from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness-Alzheimer’s Disease (CATIE-AD) trial were used to evaluate […]
Public-private partnerships improve health outcomes in individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s disease
Purpose: In a collaborative effort between the Missouri Department of Health, Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Alzheimer Association, and academic researchers, we tested whether early dementia detection and comprehensive care consultations would improve health outcomes in care receivers (CRs) and their family caregivers (FCGs), therefore addressing an important public health concern.; Participants and Methods: A […]
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: […]