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BACKGROUND Challenging behaviors exhibited by individuals with dementia might result from an unmet need that they cannot communicate directly due to cognitive restrictions. A dementia-specific case conference represents a promising means of analyzing and exploring these unmet needs. The ongoing FallDem study is a stepped-wedged, cluster-randomized trial(More)
OBJECTIVES Stakeholders involved in community dementia support services often work on their own and without coordination with other services. These circumstances can result in a lack of information and support for people with dementia and their family caregivers at home. To increase the coordination between existing support services, so-called 'Dementia(More)
BACKGROUND Because the pattern of illnesses changes in an aging population and many people manage to live well with chronic diseases, a group of health care professionals recently proposed reformulating the static WHO definition of health towards a dynamic one based on the ability to physically, mentally and socially adapt and self-manage. This paper is the(More)
Die Mehrheit der Menschen mit Demenz in Deutschland lebt in Privathaushalten. Diese meist von Angehörigen koordinierten informellen Versorgungsarrangements sind die zentrale Ressource in der Versorgung; Herstellung und Aufrechterhaltung von Stabilität ist ein handlungsleitendes Motiv. Eine Definition von Stabilität in diesem Kontext liegt jedoch bisher(More)
BACKGROUND In general, most people with dementia living in the community are served by family caregivers at home. A similar situation is found in Germany. One primary goal of dementia care networks is to provide information on support services available to these caregiving relatives of people with dementia via knowledge management. The evaluation of(More)
Zusammenfassung 422 | Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 5 · 2016 Erratum Z Gerontol Geriat 2016 · 49:422 DOI 10.1007/s00391-016-1099-9 Online publiziert: 22. Juni 2016 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 S. Kuske · M. Roes · S. Bartholomeyczik 1 Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, Standort Witten,Witten, Deutschland(More)
BACKGROUND Living units (LU) specialised for people with dementia are an important feature of nursing homes. Little is known about their structural characteristics, and an international definition is lacking. This study explored characteristics of the environment and staff from defined LU types to identify differences between them. DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)