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This database contains 2 studies, archived under the term: "Alzheimer Association"

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 […]

“Dementia-friendly hospitals: care not crisis”: an educational program designed to improve the care of the hospitalized patient with dementia

Background: Approximately 3.2 million hospital stays annually involve a person with dementia, leading to higher costs, longer lengths of stay, and poorer outcomes. Older adults with dementia are vulnerable when hospitals are unable to meet their special needs.; Methods: We developed, implemented, and evaluated a training program for 540 individuals at 4 community hospitals. Pretest, […]

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