Offering supportive care in dementia

Reflections on the PEACE programme

Joseph W. Shega, Greg Sachs

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Abstract

This chapter describes the Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE) programme. The programme was initially conceptualized as a primary care model within a geriatrics clinic focusing on communitydwelling older adults with cognitive impairment. The objective was to enhance patients' and caregivers' quality of life through improved symptom assessment and management, mitigate functional decline, and delineate current and future health care wishes for patients. Caregivers benefited from: educational opportunities to understand the disease process better; attention to their psychological well-being; and connections being made to local, state, and federal resources, including services offered through community and professional organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupportive Care for the Person with Dementia
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191730269, 9780199554133
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011

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Caregivers
Dementia
Symptom Assessment
Geriatrics
Primary Health Care
Quality of Life
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care
Cognitive Dysfunction

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Dementia
  • Palliative care
  • Patient care
  • Primary care
  • Supportive care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Shega, J. W., & Sachs, G. (2011). Offering supportive care in dementia: Reflections on the PEACE programme. In Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0005

Offering supportive care in dementia : Reflections on the PEACE programme. / Shega, Joseph W.; Sachs, Greg.

Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Shega, Joseph W. ; Sachs, Greg. / Offering supportive care in dementia : Reflections on the PEACE programme. Supportive Care for the Person with Dementia. Oxford University Press, 2011.
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