CERAD Assessment of Service Needs
Large sums of money are currently spent for health care
and for other services needed for persons with Alzheimer’s
disease and other dementias of the elderly. Precise information
is lacking, however, as to the specific services needed and
used in the long-term care of these persons.
For this reason, CERAD developed a questionnaire for administration
to caregivers of CERAD subjects with AD. It assesses the
need for and the extent of use of the most common services
for care of persons with dementia. This questionnaire usually
takes about 15 minutes to administer and includes questions
- The caregiver’s current situation
- Overnight care for the patient outside the home
- Day care for the patient outside the home
- Care required for the patient in the home
- Help for the caregiver
- Need for other services.
For information regarding purchase of this material, see
the Order Form.
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