Concepts of care for people with dementia

Nina Rieckmann, Christoph Schwarzbach, Marc Nocon, Stefanie Roll, Christoph Vauth, Stefan N. Willich & Wolfgang Greiner
Introduction Today there are approximately one million people with dementia in Germany. If current demographic trends continue, this number is likely to rise substantially in the coming years. In the older population, dementia is the most frequent reason for long-term care. Because most forms of dementia cannot be cured, the aim of treatment is to delay disease progression and to maintain functioning and quality of life. Research questions What is the evidence on different approaches...