The Care Ecosystem improves quality of life in people with dementia and caregiver well-being

Takeaway

  • The Care Ecosystem model improves quality of life of people with dementia (PWD), reduces emergency department visits, and decreases caregiver depression and burden.

Why this matters

  • Care Ecosystem is a telephone- and internet-based dementia care delivery system designed to fulfill the unmet needs of key stakeholders in rural areas.

  • Dementia care management delivered from centralized hubs over the telephone and internet could alleviate the growing societal and economic burdens of dementia.