The effects of a dementia nurse care manager on improving caregiver outcomes outcomes

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Peer Reviewed


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Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen

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American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

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Iowa's Administration on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grant to the States was a project to implement and evaluate a nurse care management model of service delivery for persons with dementia or care recipient and their family caregiver that was integrated with the case management system. The goal of the nursing service delivery model was to maintain persons with dementia safely in their homes, by connecting them with appropriate services and providing support to the care recipient and caregivers. Outcomes measures were evaluated over time. This article defines the role of dementia nurse care management and shares the results of the outcomes measurements. The evaluation showed that caregivers assisted by nurse care managements were more likely to show improvement in their stress levels, endurance potential, and well-being. This improvement was consistent over time.


Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Caregivers/psychology, Case Management, Community Health Nursing/organization & administration, Dementia/nursing, Female, Health Education, Health Status, Home Care Services, Humans, Iowa, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Nursing, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Rural Health Services, Social Support, Stress, Psychological/prevention & control

Published Article/Book Citation

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 24:3 (2009) pp.193-207. DOI:10.1177/1533317508330466.

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