Included below for download is a practice tool for cognitive impairment, a decision support tool for dementia care, a protocol practice tool for mid- to late-stage dementia, care coordination practice tools, and tips and action steps to share with a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related dementias. These best practice tools incorporate the expertise of multiple community stakeholders, including clinical and community-based service providers.
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Clinical Provider Practice Tool
A protocol for managing cognitive impairment and guiding decisions for screening, diagnosis and disease management
Managing Dementia Across the Continuum
A protocol for treating, managing and supporting persons with mid- to late-stage dementia, including information on non-pharmacological approaches
Care Coordination Practice Tool
A practice tool to support the coordination of care of patients with dementia and their care partners or caregivers, including a Dementia Care Plan Checklist
EMR Decision Support Tool
A template to assist clinicians in implementing a standardized approach to all aspects of dementia care within the health record
After a Diagnosis Brochure
Action steps and tips that medical and provider professionals can share with a person and family when a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia is made
Community-Based Service Provider Practice Tool
A practice tool to assist community-based providers in supporting clients with memory concerns or cognitive impairment and their care partners
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Dementia Friendly America adapted these provider practice tools from ACT on Alzheimer's. They may be reproduced, adapted, or both when these restrictions are followed:
- Acknowledgement of use must appear in print and online and include this citation: Reproduced (or Adapted) from Dementia Friendly America.
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