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  • J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 2019, Vol 9(3): 469

Dementia Care at Home (Move the Knowledge not the Patient) - A Community Case Study

Yogender Kumar Malik*, Subhmohan Singh, Devakshi Dua and M Senthil
Department of Psychiatry, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
*Corresponding Author : Yogender Kumar Malik MD DNB, Department of Psychiatry, Senior Resident, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, Tel: +91-6239-755-221 , Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jun 13, 2019 / Accepted Date: Jun 26, 2019 / Published Date: Jul 03, 2019

Abstract

Dementia patients are often cared in institutional setting leading to substantial economic burden for the public health sector and family caregivers. The home-based care by a community psychiatry team may be a useful method of treatment delivery. In-home care includes a wide range of services provided in the home, rather than in a hospital or care facility. It can allow a person with dementia to stay in his or her own home. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers. Not all in-home services are the same. Some in-home services provide non-medical help, such as assistance with daily living. Other in-home services involve medical care given by a licensed health professional, such as a nurse or physical therapist.

Keywords: Dementia; Community care; Non-pharmacological

Citation: Malik YK, Singh S, Dua D, Senthil M (2019) Dementia Care at Home (Move the Knowledge not the Patient) - A Community Case Study. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 9: 469

Copyright: © 2019 Malik YK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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