Collaborative transdisciplinary team approach for dementia care

James E. Galvin, Licet Valois, Yael Zweig

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) has high economic impact and places significant burden on patients, caregivers, providers and healthcare delivery systems, fostering the need for an evaluation of alternative approaches to healthcare delivery for dementia. Collaborative care models are team-based, multicomponent interventions that provide a pragmatic strategy to deliver integrated healthcare to patients and families across a wide range of populations and clinical settings. Healthcare reform and national plans for AD goals to integrate quality care, health promotion and preventive services, and reduce the impact of disease on patients and families reinforcing the need for a system-level evaluation of how to best meet the needs of patients and families. We review collaborative care models for AD and offer evidence for improved patient- and family-centered outcomes, quality indicators of care and potential cost savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-469
Number of pages15
JournalNeurodegenerative disease management
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • caregiver-centered outcomes
  • collaborative care
  • dementia
  • models of care
  • neurocognitive disorders
  • patient-centered outcomes
  • transdisciplinary teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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