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Van Hout, H. P. J.

Validity and reliability of the Dutch version of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly in community-dwelling people with dementia

Background: Tailor-made care in dementia requires an individual needs assessment. The Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE) was developed to assess needs of older people with mental disorders. In this study the validity and reliability of the Dutch version of the CANE were studied among community-dwelling persons with dementia and their informal carers.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Toward an evidence-based implementation model and checklist for personalized dementia care in the community

The aim was to develop an evidence-based model that focuses specifically on factors that enable the provision of personalized care to facilitate and promote the implementation of community-based personalized dementia care interventions. The model is based on our previous research and additional literature.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

Predictors of Societal Costs in Dementia Patients and Their Informal Caregivers: A Two-Year Prospective Cohort Study

Objectives: Dementia poses a substantial economic burden on society. Knowing which factors predict high costs in dementia may help to better target interventions and optimize resource allocation. This study aimed to identify predictors of the total societal costs in dementia patients and their informal caregivers.

Design: Prospective cohort study with 2-year follow up.

Setting and Participants: 192 community-dwelling patients with dementia and their primary informal caregivers in the Netherlands.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10

What do community-dwelling people with dementia need? A survey of those who are known to care and welfare services

Background: The aging society will bring an increase in the number of people with dementia living in the community. This will mean a greater demand on care and welfare services to deliver efficient and customized care, which requires a thorough understanding of subjective and objective care needs. This study aims to assess the needs of community-dwelling people with dementia as reported by themselves and by their informal carers. The study also aims to give insight into the service use and gaps between needs and the availability of services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:09