Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: Interdisciplinary Clinical Video - Telehealth for Geriatrics and Dementia
Highlights the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary telehealth program designed to help caregivers provide coordinated care for aging rural veterans suffering from dementia. Discusses the interdisciplinary team model comprised of social workers, geriatricians, primary care providers, and rural caregivers coordinating to maintain a uniform level of care. Includes outcomes regarding the increase of access to education and caregiver support, as well as the ability of providers to prescribe medication to rural patients.
Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health view details
Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease — United States, 1999–2014
Provides data on age-adjusted rates of Alzheimer's mortality. Compares rates in 1999 and 2014 by urban-rural classification as well as by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and state. Also includes a map showing county-level average annual age-adjusted death rates from Alzheimer's disease for 2005-2014.
Author(s): Christopher A. Taylor, Sujay F. Greenlund, Lisa C. McGuire, Hua Lu, Janet B. Croft Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(20), 521-526 Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Medical Barriers to Nursing Home Care for Rural Residents
Explores challenges faced by rural people seeking placement in nursing homes, especially those with behavioral or psychiatric conditions, complex care needs, dementia, or obesity, and identifies possible solutions through policy changes. Uses data from telephone interviews with 23 discharge planners from rural hospitals in Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey, Shailendra Prasad, Katy Kozhimannil Date: 05/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Older Rural- and Urban-Dwelling Appalachian Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Study comparing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) symptom severity for older urban and rural residents of Appalachia when seeking neuropsychological testing. Discusses prevalence of MCI and its association with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Analyzes data from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Uniform Data Set for a sample of 289 patients.
Author(s): Meghan K. Mattos, Beth E. Snitz, Jennifer H. Lingler, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 33(2), 208-216 Date: 04/2017 Type: Document view details
Dementia Mortality in the United States, 2000–2017
Reports trends in dementia deaths by cause of death for Alzheimer disease, unspecified dementia, vascular dementia, and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system. Table 5 provides 2017 overall dementia death data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Citation: National Vital Statistics Reports, 68(2) Date: 03/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
Emerging LTSS Issues in Indian Country: Alzheimer's and Dementia
Presents a report on Alzheimer's disease in Native American communities. Looks at available data and makes recommendations for potential future research. Highlights Wisconsin's Tribal Dementia Care Program as a model for culturally competent memory care.
Date: 05/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Dementia - Capable North Carolina: A Strategic Plan for Addressing Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Presents results from the North Carolina Senate mandated Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Offers recommendations focused on improving statewide awareness and education about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, supporting people with dementia and their families, enhancing services for treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia including those in underserved areas, and improving data collection and research.
Date: 03/2016 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Institute of Medicine view details
Telepsychiatry for Neurocognitive Testing in Older Rural Latino Adults
Examines two methods of neurocognitive assessments,
telepsychiatry and in-person, using the same
Spanish-language battery for testing to determine whether
they are comparable among Spanish-speaking older adults in
a rural setting. Includes telepsychiatry and in-person
assessment data by education, acculturation, health
literacy, depression, and a mini mental state exam.
Author(s): Ipsit V. Vahia, Bernardo Ng, Alvaro Camacho, et al. Citation: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(7), 666-670 Date: 07/2015 Type: Document view details