The Team Approach for Those with MNCD: Interdisciplinary and Collaborative
Major neurocognitive disorders cause complex challenges for the people diagnosed with them as well as those who care for them and about them. To fully support a person as they move through the trajectory of their disease, comprehensive care requires the most interdisciplinary integration possible. Evidence supports the use of an interdisciplinary team where possible especially for those with the most complex needs. This chapter explores advantages and disadvantages of different models of team care in the context of caring for someone with significant multimorbid disease which affects many different areas of brain functioning including neuropsychiatric symptoms. Specific communication tools that may be helpful to the interdisciplinary team are also reviewed.
KeywordsDementia Interdisciplinary care Shared decision-making Collaboration Communication
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