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Improving dementia care

There is a need to improve dementia care!

Dementia care is characterized by the range of guidelines available focusing parts of the domain, which are developed for different purposes, and the range of symptoms and diseases to take into consideration in the clinical reasoning. Guidelines are typically focusing one disease, and describe schoolbook cases, while in reality a significant number of cases have mixed etiologies. Therefore, a synthesis of guidelines is required in order to provide support at the point of care. In addition to the wide range of symptoms to take into consideration that include physical, behavioral, cognitive and psychological phenomenon, they also change over time. Furthermore, the severity may increase due to environmental factors in addition to disease progression. The number of medical and health professionals typically involved in a patient case also makes the care of persons with a dementia disease subjected to challenges.

DMSS is a system that aids the dementia diagnostic process, the collaborative knowledge building in a patient case and the continuing medical education of personnel that care for persons suffering from a demetia disease.

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