Dementia Day Care Centres (DDCCs) are defined as services providing care and rehabilitation to people with dementia associated with behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) in a semi-residential setting. According to available evidence, DDCCs may decrease BPSD, depressive symptoms and caregiver burden. The present position paper reports a consensus of Italian experts of different disciplines regarding DDCCs and includes recommendations about architectural features, requirements of personnel, psychosocial interventions, management of psychoactive drug treatment, prevention and care of geriatric syndromes, and support to family caregivers. DDCCs architectural features should follow specific criteria and address specific needs of people with dementia, supporting independence, safety, and comfort. Staffing should be adequate in size and competence and should be able to implement psychosocial interventions, especially focused on BPSD. Individualized care plan should include prevention and treatment of geriatric syndromes, a targeted vaccination plan for infectious diseases including COVID-19, and adjustment of psychotropic drug treatment, all in cooperation with the general practitioner. Informal caregivers should be involved in the focus of intervention, with the aim of reducing assistance burden and promoting the adaptation to the ever-changing relationship with the patient.

Italian guidance on Dementia Day Care Centres: A position paper / Mossello, Enrico; Baccini, Marco; Caramelli, Francesca; Biagini, Carlo Adriano; Cester, Alberto; De Vreese, Luc Pieter; Darvo, Gianluca; Vampini, Claudio; Gotti, Mabel; Fabbo, Andrea; Marengoni, Alessandra; Cavallini, Maria Chiara; Gori, Guido; Chattat, Rabih; Marini, Monica; Ceron, Davide; Lanzoni, Alessandro; Pizziolo, Paolo; Mati, Andrea; Zilli, Iole; Cantini, Claudia; Caleri, Veronica; Tonon, Elisabetta; Simoni, David; Mecocci, Patrizia; Ungar, Andrea; Masotti, Giulio. - In: AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 1594-0667. - ELETTRONICO. - (2023), pp. 1-16. [10.1007/s40520-023-02356-4]

Italian guidance on Dementia Day Care Centres: A position paper

Mossello, Enrico
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Baccini, Marco;Caramelli, Francesca;Biagini, Carlo Adriano;Darvo, Gianluca;Gotti, Mabel;Cavallini, Maria Chiara;Gori, Guido;Cantini, Claudia;Tonon, Elisabetta;Simoni, David;Mecocci, Patrizia;Ungar, Andrea;Masotti, Giulio
2023

Abstract

Dementia Day Care Centres (DDCCs) are defined as services providing care and rehabilitation to people with dementia associated with behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) in a semi-residential setting. According to available evidence, DDCCs may decrease BPSD, depressive symptoms and caregiver burden. The present position paper reports a consensus of Italian experts of different disciplines regarding DDCCs and includes recommendations about architectural features, requirements of personnel, psychosocial interventions, management of psychoactive drug treatment, prevention and care of geriatric syndromes, and support to family caregivers. DDCCs architectural features should follow specific criteria and address specific needs of people with dementia, supporting independence, safety, and comfort. Staffing should be adequate in size and competence and should be able to implement psychosocial interventions, especially focused on BPSD. Individualized care plan should include prevention and treatment of geriatric syndromes, a targeted vaccination plan for infectious diseases including COVID-19, and adjustment of psychotropic drug treatment, all in cooperation with the general practitioner. Informal caregivers should be involved in the focus of intervention, with the aim of reducing assistance burden and promoting the adaptation to the ever-changing relationship with the patient.
2023
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Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Mossello, Enrico; Baccini, Marco; Caramelli, Francesca; Biagini, Carlo Adriano; Cester, Alberto; De Vreese, Luc Pieter; Darvo, Gianluca; Vampini, Claudio; Gotti, Mabel; Fabbo, Andrea; Marengoni, Alessandra; Cavallini, Maria Chiara; Gori, Guido; Chattat, Rabih; Marini, Monica; Ceron, Davide; Lanzoni, Alessandro; Pizziolo, Paolo; Mati, Andrea; Zilli, Iole; Cantini, Claudia; Caleri, Veronica; Tonon, Elisabetta; Simoni, David; Mecocci, Patrizia; Ungar, Andrea; Masotti, Giulio
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