Original Publication Date: >24 June, 2015
Publication / Source: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
Authors: Marie Boltz, Tracy Chippendale, Barbara Resnick & James E Galvin
Aim: Hospital-acquired disability causes decreased quality of life for patients with dementia and family caregivers, and increased societal costs. Materials & methods: A comparative, repeated measures study tested the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the family-centered, function-focused care intervention (Fam-FFC) in dyads of hospitalized, medical patients with dementia and family caregivers (FCGs).