A review article just published by Krier et al in JAMDA journal to identify the impact of new initiatives for people with dementia in long-term care facilities and those making society more inclusive.Retour
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A review article just published by Krier et al in JAMDA journal
to identify the impact of new initiatives for people with dementiaw
in long-term care facilities and those making society more inclusive.
Numerous initiatives are emerging to improve the care management of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders (ADRD).
This scoping review focused on the impact of:
2. small-scale home like facilities (SSHL),
3. dementia/Alzheimer villages.
This scoping review was performed on PubMed, including papers published up to November 2022. Further hand-searching from reference lists and the grey literature was carried out.
A total of 477 articles were identified, and finally 12 more specifically relied on the impact of DFI (n=4) and SSHL facilities (n=8) were selected. They included preliminary effectiveness analyses on DFI-related training and awareness intervention, and comparative studies on a SSHL model.
Scarce but promising results on what physical functioning, social participation, and quality of life for older adults living in SSHL facilities compared to those living in conventional nursing homes.
No quantitative evaluation on dementia villages was published.
The article highlights the lack of studies providing data on the efficacy of such innovative facilities on clinical, economic, and social outcomes. Such data are essential to better characterise these models and state on their potential efficiency and reproducibility.
The current research program within the French Alzheimer Village aims to address its limitations and provide evidence on the impact of dementia-village model.
Access to the publication on Elsevier
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