This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of case management approaches to home support for people with dementia, from the perspective of patients, carers and staff. People receiving case management are significantly less likely to become institutionalised, at least in the short-medium term. There is some evidence of benefits to carer burden and reduced carer depression.
Overall, admissions to care homes, and healthcare costs, are reduced in the medium term.
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