Association Between Dementia Severity and Recommended Lifestyle Changes: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Timothy Thoits, Alison Dutkiewicz, Sarah Raguckas, Michael Lawrence, Jessica Parker, Jacob Keeley, Nicholas Andersen, Martha VanDyken, Maegan Hatfield-Eldred
  • American Journal of Alzheimer s Disease & Other Dementias┬«, February 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1533317518758785

severity of dementia based upon the number of lifestyle recommendations made in a dementia clinic

What is it about?

patient safety. lifestyle recommendations made to prevent mistakes regarding medications finances driving in the dementia population

Why is it important?

Severity of dementia according to lifestyle recommendations has not been reported in the literature. Its a different way of looking at dementia. Recommendations were also made on DPOA, medications etc. Dementia severity pretty advanced at the time of diagnosis . Earlier detection is recommended, possibly with in home screening evaluations

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