NIA’s Alzheimer’s Caring Guide in Spanish

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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…