Article of the month November

Thyrian, J.R., Michalowsky, B., Hertel, J., Wübbeler, M., Gräske, J., Holle, B., Schäfer-Walkmann, S., Wolf-Ostermann, K. and Hoffmann, W., (2018) How Does Utilization of Health Care Services Change in People with Dementia Served by Dementia Care Networks? Results of the Longitudinal, Observational DemNet-D-Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, (Preprint), pp.1-9.

This paper describes changes in health service use by people living with dementia who are served by dementia care networks in Germany. It also considers the factors associated with changes in service utilisation over time. The study was observational with face-to-face interviews over one year. The findings revealed that people living with dementia in dementia care networks had higher service use than the general population and this changed little over time.