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Geriatrics 2017, 2(1), 1; doi:10.3390/geriatrics2010001

Integrated Care for People with Dementia—Results of a Social-Scientific Evaluation of an Established Dementia Care Model

Department II: Social Infrastructure and Health, Wilhelm Löhe University of Applied Sciences (WLH), Merkurstrasse 41, D-90763 Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Academic Editor: Daniel Kam Yin CHAN
Received: 19 September 2016 / Revised: 19 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 December 2016 / Published: 27 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Challenges of Caring of Neurodegenerative Diseases)
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Currently, approximately 46.8 million people worldwide and 1.47 million German people are affected by dementia. The rising numbers of cases of people with dementia, the need for complex care and the insufficient care available call for innovative and sustainable solutions both in Germany and many other countries. This article presents results of the social-scientific evaluation of an established care model for people with dementia developed by the professionals as a result of acute problems in care in north-east Germany. In addition to the central elements of the model, the conditions of intersectoral and interprofessional cooperation as well as the qualification profile requirements of the professional groups involved are presented in detail. The results can give suggestions for the organization of integrated care for people with dementia in other countries. Further, the author would hereby like to highlight the gain from the scientific examination of solutions to problems in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: dementia; integrated dementia care; person-centred care; best practice; qualification profile dementia; integrated dementia care; person-centred care; best practice; qualification profile
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Richter, S. Integrated Care for People with Dementia—Results of a Social-Scientific Evaluation of an Established Dementia Care Model. Geriatrics 2017, 2, 1.

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