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Home Based Intervention

Home Based Intervention

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Home-Based Intervention Seems to Provide Some Benefit toDementia Patients, Caregivers
But, did not find statistically significant differences for any outcome measure between COPEgroup and control group at 9 monthsAug. 31, 2010 – A program designed to improve the quality of life for home-bound dementiapatients and their caregivers found some success, although caregivers perceived the greater benefits, according to a study in the September 1 issue of the Journal of the AmericanMedical Association (JAMA).Among the more than 5 million persons in the United States with dementia, most live at home,and are cared for by family members. With disease progression, families increasingly providehands-on physical assistance with activities of daily living (ADL), with this often resultingin heightened caregiver distress. "Trials of anti-dementia medications show few if any benefits for physical function or caregiver burden and have substantial adverse effects," the authors write. "Optimal treatment topostpone functional decline in patients with dementia is not established."The Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environments (COPE) trial was designed by LauraN. Gitlin, Ph.D., of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and colleagues to test anon-pharmacologic, bio-behavioral approach to support physical function and quality of life for patients with dementia and the well-being of their caregivers. "The COPE program targeted modifiable environmental stressors to decrease sensorial,physical, and cognitive demands and align with patient capabilities and also ruled out underlyingmedical conditions that could lead to reduced patient functioning. The intervention sought tore-engage patients in daily activities and increase functionality, thereby alleviating caregiver burden," the researchers write. The trial included patients with dementia and family caregivers (community-living dyads [twoindividuals regarded as a pair, such as a husband and wife]) who were recruited from March2006 through June 2008. Of 284 couples screened, 270 (95 percent) were eligible and 237 (88percent) randomized. Data were collected from 209 couples (88 percent) at 4 months and 173 (73 percent) at 9months. The intervention consisted of up to 12 home or telephone contacts over 4 months by healthprofessionals who assessed patient capabilities and deficits; obtained blood and urine samples;and trained families in home safety, simplifying tasks and stress reduction. Control groupcaregivers received 3 telephone calls and educational materials. The researchers found that there were statistically significant improvements in functionaldependence for COPE patients at 4 months compared with control group patients. Improvementoccurred mostly for instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and COPE patientsimproved slightly more in ADL functioning than controls, but this was not statistically

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