Greg A. Sachs, M.D., has received an award from the National Palliative Care Research Center to conduct a study aimed at improving quality of life and decreasing suffering for older adults and their family caregivers. The award is one of only two pilot project support grants funded by NPCRC in 2008.
Dr. Sachs will evaluate the feasibility of incorporating an outpatient palliative care program for patients with dementia into the primary care setting. Dr. Sachs's multidisciplinary team will build on a successful model that he previously developed for a geriatrics specialty clinic. That model, the Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE) Program, provided improved symptom management, enhanced family support, and assistance with difficult decision making.
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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