Dementia Capability Toolkit

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Dementia Capability Toolkit

Description

The Dementia Capability Toolkit identifies resources that States and communities can use to design initiatives to ensure that programs are dementia-capable. In dementia-capable systems, programs are tailored to the unique needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their caregivers.

The toolkit is divided into the following sections:

  • Prevalence and impact of dementia
  • Identification and awareness of a possible dementia
  • Measuring functional ability for care planning and resource allocation
  • Information, assistance, and options counseling
  • Information, referral, and assistance
  • Options counseling and assistance
  • Understanding decisionmaking capacity for care planning and resource allocation
  • Services capable of meeting the unique needs of persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Support resources for persons with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder
  • Caregiver support resources
  • Resources for diverse and underserved persons with dementia and caregivers
  • Safety resources
  • Self-directed services
  • Workforce training and tools
  • Quality assurance systems

Developer:

Alzheimer's Association

Funding Sources:

Administration on Aging

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: June 2012
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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