Collaborative care models for people living with dementia (PLWD) may improve system-level markers, including quality of life indicators and a reduction in emergency department visits, according to a comparative evidence review. An intensive multi-component intervention with education, group discussion, in-home and phone support sessions, and caregiver feedback for informal caregiver support may improve the caregiver’s symptoms of depression for six months after the intervention. Low-strength evidence supports these interventions. However, little evidence supports widespread dissemination of any general care approaches for PLWD or their caregivers. The models with an evidence base include: For . . .
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