Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alzheimer's Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

To ensure that people living with Alzheimer's or related dementia are receiving high quality care that is based on the most up to date, peer reviewed evidence, the Alzheimer Association released its new Practice Recommendations in a special supplement of The Gerontologist 2018 issue. The topic areas are person-centered care, detection and diagnosis, assessment and care planning, medical management, information, education and support, ongoing care, staffing and therapeutic environment and safety and transitions and coordination of care.

Below are the 10 articles that cover the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations:

· The Fundamentals of Person-Centered Care for Individuals With Dementia

· Nonphysician Care Providers Can Help to Increase Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Encourage Diagnostic Evaluation for Dementia in Community and Residential Care Settings

· Person-Centered Assessment and Care Planning

· Ongoing Medical Management to Maximize Health and Well-being for Persons Living With Dementia

· Meeting the Informational, Educational, and Psychosocial Support Needs of Persons Living With Dementia and Their Family Caregivers

· Progressive Support for Activities of Daily Living for Persons Living With Dementia

· Evidence-Based Nonpharmacological Practices to Address Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

· Long-Term Care Workforce Issues: Practice Principles for Quality Dementia Care

· From Research to Application: Supportive and Therapeutic Environments for People Living With Dementia

· Evidence-Based Interventions for Transitions in Care for Individuals Living With Dementia

· Improving Care Through Public Policy

These recommendations will be discussed more at AHCA/NCAL 3rd Annual Quality Summit on March 12-14, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

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