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Patient and caregiver characteristics associated with depression in caregivers of patients with dementia
OBJECTIVE: Many patients with dementia who live at home would require nursing home care if they did not have the assistance of family caregivers. However, caregiving sometimes has adverse healthExpand
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Clinically significant changes in burden and depression among dementia caregivers following nursing home admission
BackgroundAlthough extensive research exists on informal long-term care, little work has examined the clinical significance of transitions in family caregiving due to a lack of established clinicalExpand
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The personal assistance workforce: trends in supply and demand.
The workforce providing noninstitutional personal assistance and home health services tripled between 1989 and 2004, according to U.S. survey data, growing at a much faster rate than the populationExpand
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Caregiver Characteristics Are Associated with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether caregiver characteristics are independently associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia (NPS) after accounting for patient characteristics.
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Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence and Pattern of Dementia‐Related Behaviors
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of dementia‐related behaviors in a large, multiethnic sample of community‐dwelling patients with moderate to severe dementia and to determine whetherExpand
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Effects of the Medicare Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration on caregiver burden and depression.
STUDY QUESTION Does improved access to community-based care reduce perceived burden and reported levels of depression among primary caregivers of people with dementia? DATA SOURCES Baseline andExpand
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Misclassification and Selection Bias When Identifying Alzheimer's Disease Solely from Medicare Claims Records
BACKGROUND: Medicare claims as the basis for health condition adjustments is becoming a method of choice in capitation reimbursement. A recent study has found that claims‐based beneficiaryExpand
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Outcomes of Preventive Case Management Among High-Risk Elderly in Three Medical Groups
Preventive case management was implemented by Sharp Healthcare of San Diego with the intention of complementing primary care for geriatric patients enrolled in PacifiCare’s Secure Horizons MedicareExpand
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Living quarters and unmet need for personal care assistance among adults with disabilities.
OBJECTIVES This study used a person-environment (P-E) framework to examine individual capabilities and social and physical environmental attributes for their association with unmet assistance needsExpand
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Effects of the Medicare Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration on the use of community-based services.
STUDY QUESTION Did the Medicare Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration with its case management and community service waivers affect the use of community-based long-term care services among people withExpand
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