Journal article

A consensus on defining and measuring treatment benefits in dementia

D Ames, H Brodaty, E Chiu, C Katona, G Livingston, J Sadavoy

International Psychogeriatrics | Published : 2007

Abstract

This issue of International Psychogeriatrics is 96 pages thicker than usual, because it carries not only the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Consensus Statement on Defining and Measuring Treatment Benefits in Dementia, but also a series of papers that were presented at the two-day conference devoted to the development of the consensus statement, which took place in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral on 31 October and 1 November 2006. During the conference, the delegates (whose names are listed in an appendix to the consensus statement) heard presentations on what outcomes matter to people with dementia and their caregivers, how these can be measured and what they mean, cog..

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