Journal article

International Psychogeriatric Association consensus statement on defining and measuring treatment benefits in dementia

Cornelius Katona, Gill Livingston, Claudia Cooper, David Ames, Henry Brodaty, Edmond Chiu

International Psychogeriatrics | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2007

Abstract

Current symptomatic treatments for dementia have only modest efficacy. Assessing meaningful benefits in this variably progressive syndrome is complex and difficult. This consensus statement was generated by an international group representing caregivers, organizations and professionals with expertise in dementia.We recommend the statement of clear, pre-defined diagnostic and severity criteria and outcome measures, which include functional and executive capacity, in treatment trials. Outcomes can include effects on people with dementia (PWD) with regard to cognition, behavioral and psychological symptoms, quality of life, global assessments, and activities of daily living, and must be tailore..

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