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Anthea Innes, Debra Morgan, and Jane Farmer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447344957

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.001.0001

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Timely diagnosis of dementia in rural areas in Austria: the Dementia Service Centre model

Timely diagnosis of dementia in rural areas in Austria: the Dementia Service Centre model

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(p.103) 6 Timely diagnosis of dementia in rural areas in Austria: the Dementia Service Centre model
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Remote and Rural Dementia Care
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Stefanie Auer

Paulina Ratajczak

Edith Span

Margit Höfler

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344957.003.0006

The Dementia Service Centre Model was developed in order to serve rural communities in Upper Austria. The goals of the Dementia Service Centre were defined as a multicomponent, low threshold, ‘one-stop shop’ psychosocial support model, specifically addressing the needs of persons with dementia and their family carers and support providers in rural communities. The main goals of the DSC care model are: a) timely detection of dementia, b) delaying the institutionalisation of persons with dementia and c) reducing the burden of support providers. In 2001, a data base was established with the goal to providing evidence for the support model. Research projects, including a randomized controlled trial, were conducted. The results of the research influenced the decision of policy makers to promote the model for roll-out. During the pilot phase, 7 Centres were opened. The model has been selected for rollout and in 2020 eleven Centres will be available.

Keywords:   Dementia Service Centre, one stop shop, timely detection of dementia, institutionalization, caregiver burden

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