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Nov
2008

This paper is a report of a study to validate the Discomfort Scale - Dementia of Alzheimer Type in Italian.
Dementia is a long and highly debilitating illness with a slow course and a steadily rising prevalence. Improving the quality of life of patients with dementia requires instruments to measure their problems and symptoms, because they are unable to communicate and interact with others.

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Sep
2010

Publications devoted to severe dementia remain limited, whereas several authors underline the need to carry on clinical research in the field. The aim of this paper is to analyze the various technical, psychological and sociological factors that slow down the development of clinical research in severe dementia. To reduce these obstacles seems of main interest considering the economic, medical and human issues related to the severe stage of dementia.

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Aug
2007

The large majority of people with dementia receive nothing in the way of specialist assessment and care at any stage of their illness. There is a particular lack of services focussed on early identification and intervention in dementia where there is the possibility of long-term harm reduction for people with dementia and their family carers. We have developed a model of care that is complementary to local systems of health and social care (The Croydon Memory Service Model [CMSM]).

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