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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160541
Type:
Presentation
Title:
In-Home Memory Assessment in Rural Communities
Abstract:
In-Home Memory Assessment in Rural Communities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Teel, Cynthia, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA
Contact Telephone:913.588.1697
Family caregivers and health care providers in rural areas have reported challenges in obtaining timely diagnosis and initiation of treatment for their loved ones and patients with dementia. In response to these concerns, the Memory Assessment Program (MAP) was developed to provide in-home assessment of persons with memory loss and the opportunity for collaboration between dementia consultants and rural providers. The project's purpose was to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of persons living with dementia while enhancing the dementia assessment and management expertise of rural providers. A community-based nurse and social worker team conducted in-home assessments of persons referred by their health care providers for evaluation of memory loss. Evaluation included assessment of memory, cognition, mood, and functional status in addition to assessment of the home environment, including resource availability. The written and videotape assessment data were forwarded to the university-based dementia consultant team, which consisted of nurses and neurologists with expertise in dementia diagnosis and care. Following review of the assessment data, diagnostic and treatment suggestions were shared with the referring health care providers for use in initiation of treatment. Rural providers participating in the program were either MDs (N=4) or DOs (N=2) and were in family practice (N=2), internal medicine (N=3), or general surgery (N=1) settings. Eleven patients were evaluated. Six were male and their ages ranged from 67 to 90 years (M=81.8). Most received a primary diagnosis of dementia, probable Alzheimer's disease (8/11), while other diagnoses included depression, possible CVA, and post-closed head injury seizure activity. Early dementia was recognized in several patients who might otherwise have remained undiagnosed and untreated. The availability of in-home assessment and dementia consultation can facilitate diagnosis and treatment of persons with dementia in rural settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIn-Home Memory Assessment in Rural Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160541-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">In-Home Memory Assessment in Rural Communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Teel, Cynthia, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">913.588.1697</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cteel@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Family caregivers and health care providers in rural areas have reported challenges in obtaining timely diagnosis and initiation of treatment for their loved ones and patients with dementia. In response to these concerns, the Memory Assessment Program (MAP) was developed to provide in-home assessment of persons with memory loss and the opportunity for collaboration between dementia consultants and rural providers. The project's purpose was to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment of persons living with dementia while enhancing the dementia assessment and management expertise of rural providers. A community-based nurse and social worker team conducted in-home assessments of persons referred by their health care providers for evaluation of memory loss. Evaluation included assessment of memory, cognition, mood, and functional status in addition to assessment of the home environment, including resource availability. The written and videotape assessment data were forwarded to the university-based dementia consultant team, which consisted of nurses and neurologists with expertise in dementia diagnosis and care. Following review of the assessment data, diagnostic and treatment suggestions were shared with the referring health care providers for use in initiation of treatment. Rural providers participating in the program were either MDs (N=4) or DOs (N=2) and were in family practice (N=2), internal medicine (N=3), or general surgery (N=1) settings. Eleven patients were evaluated. Six were male and their ages ranged from 67 to 90 years (M=81.8). Most received a primary diagnosis of dementia, probable Alzheimer's disease (8/11), while other diagnoses included depression, possible CVA, and post-closed head injury seizure activity. Early dementia was recognized in several patients who might otherwise have remained undiagnosed and untreated. The availability of in-home assessment and dementia consultation can facilitate diagnosis and treatment of persons with dementia in rural settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:02:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:02:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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