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Resource Use and Cost of Alzheimer's Disease in France: 18-Month Results from the GERAS Observational Study

Background: There is little longitudinal data on resource use and costs associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in France.; Objectives: To evaluate resource use and societal costs associated with AD in a French cohort of patients and their caregivers and the effect of patient cognitive decline on costs over an 18-month period.; Methods: Community-dwelling patients with mild, moderate, or moderately severe/severe AD dementia (n = 419) were followed-up for 18 months.

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 18:49

Costs and Resource Use Associated with Alzheimer's Disease in Italy: Results from an Observational Study

Background: The GERAS II study aimed to assess societal costs and resource use associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) for patients and their primary caregivers in Italy and Spain, stratified for different severity stages of AD at baseline.

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:46

Costs of dementia in the Czech Republic

Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the cost of dementia in the Czech Republic.; Methods: One hundred and nineteen patient-caregiver dyads participated in our multicenter observational cost-of-illness study. The modified Resource Utilization in Dementia Questionnaire was used as the main tool to collect data from patients and caregivers. Medical specialists provided additional data from medical records. The average costs of dementia were calculated and patients were then divided by the level of cognitive impairment.

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 13:05

Moderating role of positive aspects of caregiving in the relationship between depression in persons with Alzheimer's disease and caregiver burden

Improving caregivers’ positive perception of their role may be important in reducing their subjective burden when caring for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients with depression. The purpose of present study was to explore the moderating role of the positive aspects of caregiving (PAC) on the subjective burden on family caregivers when managing depressive behaviors. We conducted a cross-sectional study including 200 pairs of patients with mild AD and their caregivers from three communities and two hospitals in Taiyuan, China in October 2014.

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:41

Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease dementia stratified by severity as reported by caregivers in Japan

Background: Dementia of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) imposes burdens on patients, caregivers, and society. This cross-sectional study examined caregiver-reported history of disease onset and AD dementia to inform efforts promoting early disease detection and diagnosis. Methods: An online survey collected self-reported cross-sectional data – demographic characteristics, diagnosis, treatment experiences, and other information on disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment – from caregivers of patients with AD dementia.

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:40

Economic Analysis of Formal Care, Informal Care, and Productivity Losses in Primary Care Patients who Screened Positive for Dementia in Germany

Background:The majority of people with dementia (PwD) live at home and require professional formal care and informal care that is generally provided by close relatives. Objective:To determine the utilization and costs of formal and informal care for PwD, indirect costs because of productivity losses of caregivers, and the associations between cost, socio-demographic and clinical variables. Methods:The analysis includes the data of 262 community-dwelling PwD and their caregivers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

'It's a huge maze, the system, it's a terrible maze': dementia carers' constructions of navigating health and social care services

Dementia is a challenging, progressive set of conditions which present a large care burden to informal, familial carers. A complex array of health and social care services are needed to support people living with dementia. Drawing on the interlinked 'Duties to Care' and 'Dementia Talking' projects, in this article we focus on British carers' talk about health and social care services. We explore data from a mixed-method questionnaire (n = 185), four focus groups and eleven interviews with informal carers of people living with dementia using thematic discourse analysis.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

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