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Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug Makes Way for Hope in Care Improvements

Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug Makes Way for Hope in Care Improvements

In a recent editorial entitled "The Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug for Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research," Dr. Malaz Boustani and his team are heartened by what they see as encouraging improvements in care for a growing population of older adults with dementia. This improved quality of life is coming through a shift toward thoughtful attention to caregiving and informed care processes. One model that they champion -- akin to The Ivey's respected model of family support -- involves physicians, nurses, social workers and community health workers working closely with both the older adult and family caregivers to deliver care to optimize the quality of life of the person living with Alzheimer's and their family caregivers. You can read a summary of the editorial HERE.