A care management model for enhancing physician practice for Alzheimer disease in primary care

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Abstract

Previous research has indicated that passive distribution of educational material by itself has little impact on physician behavior. In this paper, a collaborative care management program for the treatment and management of dementia in primary care (The PREVENT Study) is described. The essential components of the integrated program are: 1) a comprehensive screening and diagnosis protocol; 2) a multidisciplinary team approach coordinated by a geriatric advance practice nurse; and 3) a proactive longitudinal tracking system. The key role of the geriatric nurse practitioner is emphasized. While the clinical trial is still on-going, we can report that the intervention has been well received by primary care physicians, patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Care management
  • Dementia
  • Geriatric nurse practitioner
  • Primary care
  • Urban minority population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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