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The study tested the hypotheses that integrated support, in which patients and carers are both supported by one professional staff member, will be more effective in reducing the feelings of (over)burden of carers and in positively influencing some potential determinants of experienced burden than non-integrated support, such as psychogeriatric day-care. A(More)
Some of the needs that people with dementia and their informal carers currently perceive as insufficiently met by regular care and support services might be alleviated, or even be met, using modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The study described in this paper was designed to provide an insight into the state of the art in ICT solutions(More)
Many psychosocial intervention studies report effects in subgroups of people with dementia. Insight into the characteristics of these subgroups is important for care practice. This study reviews personal characteristics of people with dementia (living in the community or in an institution) that are related to positive outcomes of psychosocial interventions.(More)
BACKGROUND A previous study in Amsterdam showed that combined family support in the Meeting Centres Support Programme, in which dementia patients and their carers are both supported by one professional staff member, is more effective in influencing behaviour problems and mood of dementia patients living in the community than non-integrated support, such as(More)
OBJECTIVE Insight into the characteristics of caregivers for whom psychosocial interventions are effective is important for care practice. Until now no systematic reviews were conducted into the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for caregiver subgroups. METHODS To gain insight into this relationship between caregiver subgroups and intervention(More)
OBJECTIVE The need for information about the disease and coping with the consequences, as well as on available care and welfare services, is frequently unmet in people with dementia and their carers. To provide carers of community-dwelling people with dementia with tailored information, the DEMentia-specific dynamic interactive social chart (DEM-DISC) was(More)
OBJECTIVE Insight into the individual care needs of the growing number of people with dementia is necessary to deliver more customized care. Our study aims to provide an overview of the literature on the subjective needs of people with dementia. METHOD Electronic databases were searched for publications on subjective needs between January 1985 and July(More)
<b>Motivation</b> -- Develop a portable, mobile information and communication device with specific applications that meet the identified needs of people with mild dementia. <b>Research approach</b> -- A qualitative study with a user centred design was applied: Three iterative development cycles of one year each were performed, in which around 15 persons(More)
The implementation of care innovations that have been proven effective is not matter-of-course. In this study, we traced facilitating and impeding factors in the implementation of thirteen meeting centres for people with dementia and their carers in five different regions in The Netherlands. To guide the data collection and analyses, a theoretical model was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a newly developed integrated digital prosthetic, the COGKNOW Day Navigator (CDN), to support persons with mild dementia in their daily lives, with memory, social contacts, daily activities and safety. METHODS A user participatory method was applied in the development process, which consisted of three iterative 1-year cycles with(More)