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DemTab - Tablet-based outpatient care of people with dementia

In Germany, people with dementia are mainly cared for by general practitioners, sometimes with specialist medical care. Evidence-based diagnostic and treatment recommendations, as recommended in the current S3 guideline "Dementia", are still under-implemented in practice. The current outpatient care of people with dementia is therefore often inadequate.

As part of the project DemTab, a tablet-based intervention is being developed to help sustainably improve the outpatient care of people with dementia. In the process, tablets and smartphones are used specifically. The intervention is designed to support guideline-based treatment planning for primary care physicians, individual disease management for those affected, and networking between those affected / relatives and various care providers. GPs, for example, have the option of conducting medication, diagnostics and therapy in accordance with the guidelines using tablet-supported instructions and reminders. In addition, caregivers and relatives are reminded about the medication intake and upcoming medical appointments. A total of 204 people with dementia and their relatives from Berlin and Brandenburg are to take part in the project. The project will be funded for three years with a total of approximately € 920,000.

If successful, the project provides important insights for the tablet-based implementation of guideline-based treatment of people with dementia. The intervention can subsequently be transferred to other clinical pictures, such as cardial defect or type 2 diabetes mellitus, thus improving the guideline fidelity.

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QULab contact person:
Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

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