Evaluation of the Collaboration between Community Interprofessionals and Pharmacists for Early Detection of Dementia.
[Evaluation of the Collaboration between Community Interprofessionals and Pharmacists for Early Detection of Dementia]. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2019;139(12):1583-1590 Authors: Akura H, Takahashi M, Hayashi T, Egawa T Abstract The purpose of this study is to evaluate the collaboration system between Muscat Pharmacy and community general support center by verifying the results of tests for early detection of dementia, and the early support response for the participants with suspected dementia by the center. From December 2016 to November 2018, we conducted measurement sessions using a touch panel-type test, MSP-1100 at 23 events that included health promotion classes and local community events directed by community general support center. At a later date, a visit survey was administered by the center to the participants with suspected dementia those who received a score lower than 12, and their individual records of early support responses and follow-ups were evaluated and analyzed. During the period, 597 participants had measurements taken with the touch panel-type test. Among them, 89 (14.9% of total) participants received a score lower than 12. The contents of the support by the center for the low-scoring participants were classified into nine categories. Forty of the 89 low-scoring participants were judged to have no problems. Others were cooperatively followed up with medical consultation recommendation, receiving home care management, and/or having their in...
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 52Author(s): Kishore Seetharaman, Habib ChaudhuryAbstractIn recent years, persons living with dementia have started advocating to have a more active role in shaping policies and interventions that impact their quality of life. In order to meaningfully involve and engage persons living with dementia in decision-making processes, community partners, providers, planners, as well as researchers and healthcare practitioners need to have a better understanding of their experience of living with dementia. Focusing on the lived experiences of dementia and advocac...
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