The World Alzheimer Report 2016, entitled “Improving healthcare for people living with dementia” reviews evidence on aspects of healthcare for people with dementia and suggests how improvements and efficiency savings can be made.
The authors are against over-specialization of services and argue for a “re-balancing” of services in favour of primary care / community care, in order to increase capacity, limit cost increases and enable easier scaling-up in the coverage of care (particularly in low- and middle-income countries). The authors recommend the introduction of dementia care pathways and provision of dementia case management, to improve the coordination and integration of care.
Dementia healthcare must adapt to tackle global dementia crisis. [Press Release / Summary]. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International, September 20th 2016.
This relates to:
Prince, M. Comas-Herrera, A. [and] Knapp, M. [et al] (2016). The World Alzheimer Report 2016. Improving healthcare for people living with dementia: coverage, quality and costs now and in the future. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International, September 2016.