Article of the month July 2017
The paper of Thyrian et al., 2017 was selected as publication of the month July. This paper, published in a high impact journal, describes a large randomized clinical trial (634 people with dementia) on the safety and effectiveness of dementia care management compared to care as usual. It shows that dementia care management is a safe intervention that significantly reduces neuropsychiatric symptoms and caregiver burden. Furthermore it increased the use of antidementia drugs compared with care as usual. The authors argue that dementia care management should be incorporated in routine care.
See for further reading: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2645498http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2645498