What is new within staging of care for people with dementia? The IDEAL schedule and other recent work

Semrau, Maya, Sartorius, Norman and IDEAL steering group, (2019) What is new within staging of care for people with dementia? The IDEAL schedule and other recent work. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. ISSN 0951-7367

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Purpose of review This review provides an overview of recent progress within work centred around the ‘International schedule for the integrated assessment and staging of care for dementia’ (IDEAL schedule), and places it within the context of recent work around other staging models for dementia.

Recent findings The IDEAL schedule assesses the severity of dementia across seven dimensions. A ‘Menu of care options’ of recommended priorities for interventions accompanies the schedule. A user manual for the schedule has just been published. Other staging models for dementia include those based on biomarkers, such as in the recently published research framework for Alzheimer's disease by the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association (NIA-AA), or those based on specific aspects of dementia, principally cognitive impairment.

Summary The IDEAL schedule is a global staging model to guide the organization of dementia care. The schedule covers a range of domains that extend beyond cognitive functioning and include care needs; it is applicable to all types and stages of dementia; and can be used by any healthcare professional, both within clinical practice and research. The schedule is not in opposition to, or is even complementary to, other stagingmodels for dementia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dementia; staging; assessment; care
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Deborah Miller
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82424

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