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 Behavioral…Read more »
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 Video…Read more »
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a big job, but when a loved one with dementia is hospitalized, many new challenges appear.
Currently, more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Training for the primary care workforce about dementia, and caring for those affected, is essential.
Check out these 5 tips to make communication easier between you and a person with Alzheimer’s: Make eye contact and call the person by name Be aware of your tone, how loud your voice is, how you look at the person, and your body language Encourage two-way conversation for as long as possible Use other…Read more »
Upcoming webinar: Tools for Financial Caregivers in Illinois January 12, 2017 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time Millions of Americans are managing money or property for a loved one who is unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. These financial caregivers may be agents under a power of attorney, guardians of property or other fiduciaries. To…Read more »