Collaboration Approach: Interprofessional Management of Dementia to Maintain Quality of Health in Elderly

Deshinta Rosalina Puspitasari, Mia Astridivia, Khaula Sahida, Dewi Sri Handayani


Over the past few years, the numbers of patient of dementia in Indonesia have increased rapidly. The dementia can make elderly patients more vulnerable to other health problem, so comprehensive treatment is needed. Managing people with dementia by implementation of interprofessional team approach include care giving skill, clinical skill, and sociobehavioral are needed to improve patient outcomes with dementia. In Indonesia, there are still lacks of implementation studies in dementia care, particularly ones with an interprofessional intervention. The objective of this study is to show the appropriate interprofessional intervention for managing older people with dementia. This study performed a narrative literature review by using online databases on ProQuest and Pubmed. These studies prove that health care providers have a vital roles to manage people with dementia such as physician must perform early assessment and early diagnosis, whereas nurse has a vital role to promote health, pharmacist must be aware for all the prescriptions from physician and medication therapy management, and psychologist focus on Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) management. The unity of health care providers can perform interprofessional collaboration to manage dementia people that can reduce the potentially adverse exacerbate of dementia and improve patient‘s outcomes so that the quality of life in people with dementia will increase. 

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