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BACKGROUND Health care policies in many countries aim to enable people with dementia to live in their own homes as long as possible. However, at some point during the disease the needs of a significant number of people with dementia cannot be appropriately met at home and institutional care is required. Evidence as to best practice strategies enabling(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore how quality of life (QoL) and quality of care (QoC) for people with dementia (PwD) vary across 8 European countries; to explore how QoL and QoC for PwD vary across living arrangements; and to assess the association between QoL and QoC. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Institutional long term care and home care in 8 European(More)
AIM To assess which factors are associated with change in quality of life of people with dementia who have recently been admitted to long-term care facilities. BACKGROUND Many people with dementia will be admitted to long-term care facilities at some point during their disease. It is currently unknown which factors are associated with improvement and/or(More)
Dementia is the most common cause of functional decline among elderly people and is associated with high costs of national healthcare in European countries. With increasing functional and cognitive decline, it is likely that many people suffering from dementia will receive institutional care in their lifetime. To delay entry to institutional care, many(More)
AIMS To describe differences in caregiver burden and health-related quality of life of informal caregivers of people with dementia in eight European countries and assess changes after transition from home to institutional long-term care. BACKGROUND Country differences in the experience of burden and health-related quality of life are rarely described. (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine factors associated with the antipsychotic (AP) prescription for people with dementia (PwD) recently admitted to institutional long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and to ascertain differences in the use of this medication in 8 European countries. DESIGN An exploratory cross-sectional study. SETTING LTCFs from 8 European countries(More)
BACKGROUND Dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that causes a high degree of dependency. This dependency has been defined as an increased need for assistance due to deterioration in cognition and physical functioning, and changes in behavior. Highly dependent people with dementia are more likely to be institutionalized. OBJECTIVES To(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of physical, depressive, and cognitive disorders in the elderly population in Estonia. METHODS The prevalence of various common morbidities was determined by a questionnaire sent to 200 general practitioners (GP). GPs were asked to collect data, use medical records, and interview five randomly selected patients (a total of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify effective interventions which improve quality of care for people with dementia (PwD) living at home. METHODS MEDLINE-(via PubMed), CINAHL, PsycINFO and ISI Web of Science databases were searched. INCLUSION CRITERIA (1) randomized controlled trials; (2) published in English-language, peer-reviewed journals between 1990 and 2012; (3)(More)
PURPOSE To describe available and utilized formal care and service at home for persons with dementia, from diagnosis to end-of-life stage, in eight European countries. DESIGN A descriptive cross-country design concerning eight European countries as a part of the European research project RightTimePlaceCare. METHODS The research team in each country used(More)