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Clinical features and multidisciplinary approaches to dementia care

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2011
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Clinical features and multidisciplinary approaches to dementia care
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2011
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s17773
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Stuart MacDonald, Grand, Caspar


Dementia is a clinical syndrome of widespread progressive deterioration of cognitive abilities and normal daily functioning. These cognitive and behavioral impairments pose considerable challenges to individuals with dementia, along with their family members and caregivers. Four primary dementia classifications have been defined according to clinical and research criteria: 1) Alzheimer's disease; 2) vascular dementias; 3) frontotemporal dementias; and 4) dementia with Lewy bodies/Parkinson's disease dementia. The cumulative efforts of multidisciplinary healthcare teams have advanced our understanding of dementia beyond basic descriptions, towards a more complete elucidation of risk factors, clinical symptoms, and neuropathological correlates. The characterization of disease subtypes has facilitated targeted management strategies, advanced treatments, and symptomatic care for individuals affected by dementia. This review briefly summarizes the current state of knowledge and directions of dementia research and clinical practice. We provide a description of the risk factors, clinical presentation, and differential diagnosis of dementia. A summary of multidisciplinary team approaches to dementia care is outlined, including management strategies for the treatment of cognitive impairments, functional deficits, and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The needs of individuals with dementia are extensive, often requiring care beyond traditional bounds of medical practice, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management interventions. Finally, advanced research on the early prodromal phase of dementia is reviewed, with a focus on change-point models, trajectories of cognitive change, and threshold models of pathological burden. Future research goals are outlined, with a call to action for social policy initiatives that promote preventive lifestyle behaviors, and healthcare programs that will support the growing number of individuals affected by dementia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 341 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 18%
Student > Master 59 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 12%
Student > Postgraduate 30 9%
Researcher 26 7%
Other 65 19%
Unknown 64 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 21%
Psychology 44 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 42 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 7%
Neuroscience 21 6%
Other 74 21%
Unknown 69 20%

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