Alzheimer's disease

Innovations

Trained Consultants Support Caregivers of Patients With Dementia, Leading to Greater Empowerment, Less Use of Medical Services and Long-Term Care, and Cost Savings 12/08/14

Through the Dementia Care Services Program in North Dakota, trained consultants located throughout the State support individuals who care for people with dementia, offering emotional...

Clinic Uses Team-Based Collaborative Care To Diagnose and Treat Dementia Patients and Support Their Caregivers, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 11/04/14

Established by Indiana University's Center for Aging Research, the Healthy Aging Brain Center uses a team-based collaborative care model to treat patients with dementia and support their...

Partnership Supports Patients With Dementia and Their Caregivers Through Care Coordinator Team, Leading to Improved Psychosocial Outcomes 11/11/11

In a partnership between Veterans Administration medical centers and local Alzheimer's Association chapters in Boston and Houston, two-person care coordinator teams provided telephone-based...

Person-Centered Care for Residents with Dementia Exhibiting Aggressive Behavior Reduces Psychiatric Hospitalizations and Behavior-Related Medications 11/15/10

Lakeview Ranch, Inc., a long-term residential care facility, provides a person-centered approach to caring for persons with dementia who exhibit challenging, aggressive behavior. Using many highly...

Overnight "Day Care" Offers Safe and Stimulating Environment to Those With Severe Dementia, Respite to Overburdened Caregivers 09/23/09

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale offers “ElderServe at Night,” an overnight program for community-based individuals with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, who require constant supervision at...

QualityTools

Improving Outcomes for an Aging Population: Alzheimer's Treatment in Long-Term Care 03/17/14

This toolkit provides strategies and templates to help long-term care facilities and their clinicians implement projects to enhance the quality of care for elderly residents with Alzheimer’s disease.

The toolkit includes the following...

Dementia Capability Toolkit 06/27/12

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...

Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers 03/19/08

Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers will help patients learn about memory problem diagnosis. It is also helpful for caregivers assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness...

National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis...
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 12/17/07

This National Institute on Aging Web site provides current, comprehensive information and resources concerning Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for health professionals, people with AD, and their families.

This site includes the following...

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