Dementia

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...

Nurse Case Managers Offer Low-Resource Transitional Care Services, Reducing Readmissions for At-Risk, Community-Dwelling Veterans in Remote Areas 01/25/13

Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital use defined protocols to provide inhospital counseling and advocacy and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling...

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...

Individual and Group Support Sessions Enhance Skills and Knowledge, Reduce Burden and Depression for Caregivers of Dementia Patients 07/14/11

Trained staff at 24 Veterans Affairs medical centers provide customized support over a 6-month period to caregivers of military veterans with dementia. Adapted from the Resources for Enhancing...

QualityTools

Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) 01/14/14

This Web site includes information and resources to help clinicians, providers, and consumers better understand how to manage problem behaviors and psychosis in people with dementia using evidence-based approaches. It includes brief lectures,...

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...

GRACE Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions 08/08/08

The GRACE (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders) Interdisciplinary Team Suggestions guide health care providers as they develop and implement individualized care plans for low-income seniors to improve quality of care.
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A Physician's Guide to Nutrition in Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults 12/17/07

This 18-page booklet provides concise, disease-specific nutrition information for physicians caring for older adults with the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive...
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Alzheimer's Disease 12/17/07

This tool, developed by the American Academy of Neurology, provides guidelines that summarize the best research on recognizing, diagnosing, and providing treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

This tool...

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