Potentially disruptive medical, surgical, and social events—such as pneumonia, hip fracture, and widowhood—may accelerate the trajectory of decline and impact caregiving needs in older adults, especially among people with dementia (PWD). Prior research has focused primarily on nursing home residents with dementia. We sought to assess the incidence of potentially disruptive events in community‐dwelling...
Little population‐level evidence exists to guide the development of interventions for people with dementia in non–nursing home settings. We hypothesized people living at home with moderately severe dementia would differ in social, functional, and medical characteristics from those in either residential care or nursing home settings.
Retrospective cohort study using pooled data...
To report prevalence, correlates, and medication management of pain in community‐dwelling older adults with dementia.
In‐person interviews with self‐ or proxy respondents living in private residences or non‐nursing home residential care settings.
Nationally representative sample of community‐dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and...
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