11. Assessing Outcomes in Dementia Care

  1. Joseph F. Quinn MD
  1. Joel Mack1,
  2. Amie Peterson2 and
  3. Joseph Quinn2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch11

Dementia

Dementia

How to Cite

Quinn, J. F. (2013) Assessing Outcomes in Dementia Care, in Dementia, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch11

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science University, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674246

Online ISBN: 9781118656082

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Keywords:

  • dementia;
  • outcomes assessment;
  • rating scales;
  • quality measures;
  • pay for performance;
  • Alzheimer's disease;
  • cognitive assessment;
  • quality of life;
  • caregiver burden;
  • neuropsychiatric symptoms

Summary

Comprehensive dementia care requires assessing outcomes across multiple domains including cognitive function, functional disability, neuropsychiatric symptoms, quality of life, and caregiver burden. There are a number of outcome instruments currently available to evaluate dementia patients across the range of problems experienced in dementia. Clinical dementia outcomes will be used as quality measures and for reimbursement schemes in the future.