Concluding Remarks

The needs of individuals with dementia and their families are extensive: they often require care beyond the traditional bounds of medical practice, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions [9]. Going back to our current understanding of dementia as biopsychosocial [8], “keyhole” perspectives and corresponding interventions are likely to produce inconsistent and short-lived results. Health and social care systems must therefore communicate with one another, and multidisciplinary collaborations should be the rule. In this book, we try to provide real-world clinical examples and to illustrate some integrated approaches for use in practice.


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