Looking for Alzheimer’s caregiving information in Spanish? Check out Cómo cuidar a una persona con la enfermedad de Alzheimer: Una guía fácil de usar del Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento. This new book from the National Institute on Aging (part of the National Institutes on Health) has helpful tips on topics including: changes in behavior;Continue reading “NIA’s Alzheimer’s Caring Guide in Spanish”
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National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update
The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update is now available here. Achieving the vision of eliminating the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias requires goals. The five goals that form the foundation of the National Plan are: Prevent and Effectively Treat Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias by 2025. Enhance Care Quality andContinue reading “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update”
How Alzheimer’s affects the brain
In Alzheimer’s disease, changes to the brain likely start a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. This new video developed by the National Institute on Aging shows what we’ve learned about the brain in Alzheimer’s, and where research on treating or curing the disease is headed. Learn more about what happens toContinue reading “How Alzheimer’s affects the brain”
How do doctors diagnose dementia?
To diagnose dementia, doctors do a medical assessment to determine whether changes are because of an underlying treatable condition like depression or vitamin B12 deficiency. Then, they will assess whether there are signs of dementia. A medical assessment for dementia generally includes: Patient history. Typical questions about a person’s medical and family history might include askingContinue reading “How do doctors diagnose dementia?”
The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers
The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. NIA’s Division of BehavioralContinue reading “The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers”
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — “Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-being in Older Adults,” on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
Please plan to attend the September session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-being in Older Adults,” on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. (ET). The session also may be viewed via live webcast. Open captions are provided. Hear experts discuss the impact the aging population will have on their caregivers, theContinue reading “CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — “Healthy Aging: Promoting Well-being in Older Adults,” on Tuesday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).”
Dementia Friendly Village Model
Need inspiration for how other communities have tried to improve the well-being and socialization of persons with dementia. This article in The Atlantic from 2014 about the “dementia village” in Hogeway, The Netherlands, is one prototype. If an entire village designed for the needs of persons with dementia is not likely in your community, whatContinue reading “Dementia Friendly Village Model”
KAER Toolkit — Detecting Cognitive Impairment
The Gerontological Society of America recently released a new resource — KAER Toolkit: 4-Step Process to Detecting Cognitive Impairment and Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia. The goal of the model is to help primary care providers achieve greater awareness of cognition in older adults, increase detection of cognitive impairment, earlier diagnostic evaluation and referrals for educationContinue reading “KAER Toolkit — Detecting Cognitive Impairment”
Dementia Specific Care Coordination Models
Are there any examples of dementia-specific care coordination models, particularly models that help individuals navigate health care and community resources? Minnesota Minnesota offers dementia care best practice training for care coordinators and has created a practice tool for care coordinators along with a training description and video tutorials. Care Coordination Practice Tool Training description VideoContinue reading “Dementia Specific Care Coordination Models”
Home safety checklist for a person with Alzheimer’s
Help make home safer for a person with Alzheimer’s disease with a room-by-room checklist to alert you to potential hazards and help you record any changes you need to make.