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A prospective analysis of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease was a major objective of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging, a nationwide, population-based study. Of 6,434 eligible subjects aged 65 years or older in 1991, 4,615 were alive in 1996 and participated in the follow-up study. All participants were cognitively normal in 1991 when they completed(More)
5. Beliefs about mental illness and willingness to seek help: A cross‐sectional study, D. 6. Improved quality of life and cognitive stimulation therapy in dementia, B. 7. Elderly depressed patients: What are their views on treatment options?, T. 9. Physical health and mental disorder in elderly suicide: A case‐control study, (Volume 9, issue 6, 2005) 10.(More)
The study investigated whether physiological factors related to specific body systems can explain postural control as measured by the scalar distance at a given time between the center of pressure (COP) and the center of mass (COM), the COP-COM variable. The data from 46 healthy subjects and 29 subjects with disabilities due to stroke or diabetic peripheral(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of a coordination-type integrated service delivery (ISD) model on health, satisfaction, empowerment, and services utilization of frail older people. METHODS Program of Research to Integrate Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy (PRISMA) is a population-based, quasi-experimental study with three experimental and three(More)
PURPOSE PRISMA is an innovative co-ordination-type Integrated Service Delivery System developed to improve continuity and increase the efficacy and efficiency of services, especially for older and disabled populations. DESCRIPTION The mechanisms and tools developed and implemented by PRISMA include: (1) co-ordination between decision-makers and managers,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the contribution of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) to the costs of care. METHOD A one-year prospective study of resource utilization recorded monthly by 500 caregivers of community dwelling patients with dementia. The effect of behavior on total, direct and indirect costs of care was examined. RESULTS The(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to develop a method to measure the implementation of specific components of an Integrated Service Delivery system for the frail elderly. The system includes six mechanisms and tools: (1) coordination of all organizations involved in delivering health and social services, (2) a single entry point, (3) case management,(More)
PURPOSE The PRISMA study analyzes an innovative coordination-type integrated service delivery (ISD) system developed to improve continuity and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of services, especially for older and disabled populations. The objective of the PRISMA study is to evaluate the effectiveness of this system to improve health, empowerment(More)
BACKGROUND The PRISMA Model is an innovative coordination-type integrated-service-delivery (ISD) network designed to manage and better match resources to the complex and evolving needs of elders. The goal of this study was to examine the impact of this ISD network on unmet needs among disabled older persons living in the community. METHODS Using data from(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the efficacy of a psychoeducative group program for informal caregivers of persons with dementia. METHODS The study was a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Randomization was stratified according to sex and kinship. Participants randomized to the control group were referred to the traditional support groups. Participants in the(More)