02 September 2010

Dementia Patients, Caregivers May Benefit From Home-Based Program

Professional evaluation, education over 4 months seems especially helpful for caregivers, study finds

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The researchers randomly assigned dementia patient/caregiver pairs to the COPE program or to a control group. The COPE program included up to 12 home or telephone contacts over four months by health professionals who assessed patient capabilities and deficits, obtained blood and urine samples, and trained families in home safety, task simplification and stress reduction.


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