Dementia: Caregiver Education Support
Percentage of patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of dementia whose caregiver(s) were provided with education on dementia disease management and health behavior changes AND referred to additional resources for support within a 12 month period
ACP does not support QPP measure 288: "Dementia: Caregiver Education and Support." This measure represents good clinical practice; however, it may be inappropriate for clinicians to advise caregivers on medical concerns without performing appropriate clinical assessments. Furthermore, there is no evidence to support the impact of this intervention on clinical outcomes, the level or intensity of counseling required to change behavior, or the interval at which this intervention should be performed. Also, developers do not present any validity or reliability data within the measure report. Lastly, this measure could pose burden on clinicians who care for dementia patients and there is a lack of high- quality evidence to support the intervention as an accountability measure.