What are the characteristics of patient navigation programs that have been reported in the literature to support people with dementia, their caregivers, and/or members of the care team?
The population is people living with dementia, the caregivers of people living with dementia, and the care team of people living with dementia. Aside from condition, this review is not specific to any age, sex, ethnicity, or other demographic variables.
The main concept is patient navigation programs that support people living with dementia, their caregivers, and/or members of the care team. This review defines patient navigation programs as one or more interventions or services that target people living with dementia, their caregivers, and/or members of the care team with the goal of improving navigation of services and resources for this population. The purpose of this scoping review is to determine how patient navigation is being implemented for people with dementia and their caregivers. This scoping review will include peer-reviewed published papers using any type of study design, including qualitative studies, quantitative studies, and mixed methods studies.
The review will consider patient navigation programs in all settings, such as hospital, clinic, or community-based settings. There are no geographic limitations.