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Table 1 Components of the LIVE intervention in the LIVE@Home.Path trial

From: LIVE@Home.Path—innovating the clinical pathway for home-dwelling people with dementia and their caregivers: study protocol for a mixed-method, stepped-wedge, randomized controlled trial

  Learning Innovation Volunteer Empowerment
Content Local learning programs covering key aspects of the dementia syndrome, coping in daily life, legal, safety and economic issues Tailored use of welfare technology such as technical aids, cognitive intervention devices and assisted living systems/smart house systems
Service innovation
Data collection
PWDs often experience social deprivation, and volunteer support is a politically highly prioritized area in Norway
Support of relatives
End-of-life care and advance care planning: a repeating process of communication to investigate values and wishes for domestic and institutionalized treatment and care (i.e. “What matters to you?”)
Systematic medication review by the PWD’s general practitioner
Participants PWD
Caregivers
Coordinators
Volunteers
Teachers in the municipal and specialized health-care services
PWD
Caregivers
Coordinators
PWD
Caregivers
Coordinators
Volunteers from nonprofit organizations (The Red Cross, Norwegian Association for Public Health)
Volunteer managers
PWD
Caregivers
Coordinators
General practitioner
Actions Coordinator:
 • Inform about potential lessons/courses for both PWD and caregiver
 • Search for practical solutions to ensure participation
Coordinator:
 • Assess and evaluate usefulness of devices already in use
 • Inform about additional available welfare technology in the municipality
 • Inform about specific communication platforms (Jodacare©, Friskus©), social media forums (Facebook©) and applications for tablets (Alight©)
Coordinator:
 • Inform about volunteer services
Volunteer manager:
 • Match PWD with volunteer after assessment of preferences and wishes
Coordinator:
 • Initiate systematic medication review with general practitioner
 • Initiate advanced care planning with general practitioner, including issues on formal next of kin, guardianship
 • Facilitate application process for home-based services
  1. PWD person with dementia