The CARE Pathway Model for Dementia: Psychosocial and Rehabilitative Strategies for Care in Young-Onset Dementias

Darby Morhardt, Sandra Weintraub, Becky Khayum, Jaimie Robinson, Jennifer Medina, Mary O'Hara, Marsel Mesulam, Emily J. Rogalski*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The goal of the Care Pathway Model for Dementia (CARE-D) is to improve quality of life and daily functioning both for individuals diagnosed with dementia and for their families or other caregivers. This is accomplished by developing individualized recommendations focused on a person's strengths and weaknesses as determined by formal neurocognitive and psychosocial evaluations. Careful attention is given to the stage of illness and an individual's stage in life, to connecting families with services that target an individual's cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and to providing education and emotional support specific to symptoms, clinical diagnosis, and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-352
Number of pages20
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia
  • Clinical care model
  • Dementia of the Alzheimer type
  • Neurocognitive profile
  • Posterior cortical atrophy
  • Primary progressive aphasia
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom-specific strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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