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Advancing Dementia Care

Dementia is a growing global public health concern, affecting an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Post-diagnostic care is often limited and depending on where people live, they might also face barriers in accessing the right care at the right time. In this collection, we have curated the recent evidence published in BMC Health Services Research on the facilitators and barriers to dementia care, but also how we can advance dementia care in the future.

Collection Edited by Dr. Clarissa Giebel and Tillie Cryer

  1. Reablement has potential for enhancing function and independence in people with dementia. In order to enhance the use of evidence-based reablement in this population, this study sought to understand the curren...

    Authors: Claire M. C. O’Connor, Meredith Gresham, Roslyn G. Poulos, Lindy Clemson, Katherine S. McGilton, Ian D. Cameron, Wendy Hudson, Helen Radoslovich, Joan Jackman and Christopher J. Poulos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although there are a number of support services accessible for most family dementia caregivers, many caregivers reject available and affordable support. Previous research suggests that rejections of support se...

    Authors: Ina Zwingmann, Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm, Alexander Esser, Diana Wucherer, Jochen René Thyrian, Tilly Eichler, Anika Kaczynski, Jessica Monsees, Armin Keller, Johannes Hertel, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan Teipel, Bernhard Michalowsky and Wolfgang Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:121

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  3. People with dementia (PwD) face unique challenges with medicines management, yet little is known about these challenges from the perspectives of primary healthcare professionals, particularly general practitio...

    Authors: Heather E. Barry, Laura E. Bedford, Máiréad McGrattan, Cristín Ryan, A. Peter Passmore, A. Louise Robinson, Gerard J. Molloy, Carmel M. Darcy, Hilary Buchanan and Carmel M. Hughes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:120

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  4. An estimated 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and this number is projected to increase with the growth of the aging population, with the largest growth occurri...

    Authors: Ronald Kamoga, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Edith K. Wakida, Gladys Nakidde, Celestino Obua and Stephanie S. Buss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1005

    Content type: Research article

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  5. With rural population aging there are growing numbers of people with dementia in rural and remote settings. The role of primary health care (PHC) is critical in rural locations, yet there is a lack of rural-sp...

    Authors: Debra Morgan, Julie Kosteniuk, Megan E. O’Connell, Andrew Kirk, Norma J. Stewart, Dallas Seitz, Melanie Bayly, Amanda Froehlich Chow, Valerie Elliot, Jean Daku, Tracy Hack, Faye Hoium, Deb Kennett-Russill and Kristen Sauter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:709

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The literature describes the obstacles to sufficient care faced by people with dementia and their informal caregivers. Although factors influencing access and utilisation are frequently studied, the body of kn...

    Authors: Anja Bieber, Natalie Nguyen, Gabriele Meyer and Astrid Stephan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:88

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Along with the ageing of the general population, Europe’s migrant populations are also ageing, thus posing new challenges for dementia care services, particularly if the services are to be adjusted to persons ...

    Authors: Mette Sagbakken, Ragnhild Storstein Spilker and T. Rune Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:910

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Dementia has become a major public health issue worldwide due to its rapidly increasing prevalence and an increasing number of dementia-related deaths in long-term care facilities. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: May Helen Midtbust, Rigmor Einang Alnes, Eva Gjengedal and Else Lykkeslet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:709

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Recently the dementia field has shifted focus away from the early diagnosis debate in favour of ‘timely’ diagnosis. ‘Timely’ diagnosis disclosure takes into consideration the preferences and unique circumstanc...

    Authors: Rochelle Watson, Jamie Bryant, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Elise Mansfield and Tiffany-Jane Evans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:612

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Interventions aiming to coordinate services for the community-based dementia population vary in components, organisation and implementation. In this review we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of community-b...

    Authors: Amy Backhouse, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, David A. Richards, Rose McCabe, Ross Watkins and Chris Dickens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:717

    Content type: Research article

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  11. As part of the ActifCare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) project, we conducted expert interviews in eight European countries with policy and political decision makers, or representatives of relevant institution...

    Authors: Anja Broda, Anja Bieber, Gabriele Meyer, Louise Hopper, Rachael Joyce, Kate Irving, Orazio Zanetti, Elisa Portolani, Liselot Kerpershoek, Frans Verhey, Marjolein de Vugt, Claire Wolfs, Siren Eriksen, Janne Røsvik, Maria J. Marques, Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:518

    Content type: Research article

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