Major health improvements achieved with novel population health management program

Written by Alice Weatherston

A new study from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Eskenazi Health (all IN, USA) has presented the results of a novel population health management program, termed The Aging Brain Care (ABC) Medical Home. The program, which was implemented in homes of older adults, showed significant improvements in health for individuals suffering with depression, as well as a substantial reduction in stress for family caregivers of dementia patients. At least a 50% reduction in symptoms was seen in two-thirds of patients with moderately severe depressive symptoms (feeling hopeless, bad about oneself or trouble concentrating), in addition...

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