More on Disjointed Care for Dementia and Comorbidities: the CoDem Study (NIHR)

Summary

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comorbidity and dementia (CoDem) review confirms the need to improve continuity of care and access to services for persons living with dementia with co-morbidities (as covered in a recent ILC-UK report).  This study looks specifically at three conditions: diabetes, stroke and vision impairment.

“The impact of a diagnosis of dementia on pre-existing conditions should be incorporated into guidelines and care planning”.

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Reference

Bunn, F. Burn, AM. [and] Goodman, C. [et al] (2016). Comorbidity and dementia: a mixed-method study on improving health care for people with dementia (CoDem). Health Service Delivery Research. February 2016; 4(8). (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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