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The COPA project as a model for the management of early dementia in the community

INTRODUCTION The Community Older Persons Alcohol Program (COPA) was established in Toronto, Canada in an effort to identify a means to provide effective treatment services for elderly substance abusers, while at the same time enabling these people to remain in their hornes if at all possible. These people have multiple problems and are considered to be difficult to treat.