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Best practices in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residents of long-term care facilities in Alberta : a health technology reassessment

Description

By 2038, 100,000 Alberta residents are projected to be diagnosed with dementia. Approximately 71 per cent of the estimated 13,000 Albertans living in long-term care facilities have a dementia diagnosis. While the cognitive impairment of dementia is devastating, the accompanying symptoms, generally termed the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, are also quite challenging for patients, families and caregivers. The research objective of this study was to summarize the clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence for pharmacological and non-pharmacological alternatives to antipsychotics to support the development of a clinical practice guideline and provincial policy development for the best clinical practice alternatives to antipsychotics use for the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in long-term care facilities in Alberta.

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Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process Alzheimers disease dementia health technology assessment long-term care facilities nursing homes

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

111 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-04-01

Date Added

2017-07-06T18:34:04.432065

Date Modified

2014-04-01

Date Issued

2014-04-01

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NEOS catalogue key

6992966

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Usage Considerations

Health technology assessment reports were produced by partner organizations for Alberta Health and the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process. The conclusions presented in the reports are solely those of the partner organization that produced the reports and do not represent the policies or position of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health, or any other agency.

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