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Dementia Resources

Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Hospice Improves Care for Dementia Patients and their Families - New Study Shows (07/29/11)

Guidelines for Hospice Providers

Whether your organization is developing a specialized response to dementia care or simply searching for resources and information to enhance the skills of your staff, NHPCO’s Dementia Workgroup has created a new online publication that will help, Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Guidelines for Hospice Providers. This publication is designed to help hospices better understand the many challenges in providing quality, person-centered care to patients with dementia, and their families and caregivers.

The Guide for Hospice Providers is in PDF format and can be read online or downloaded and printed off. The Guide features these and other relevant topics:

Opening Doors to Patients with Advanced Dementia

  • The Role of Hospice in Dementia Care
  • Key Clinical Issues in Dementia Care (sidebars)
  • What is Dementia?
  • How to Open Hospice’s Doors
  • Person-Centered Dementia Care
  • Getting to Know the Person

Facts and Figures

  • Dementia Defined
  • Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Type Dementia
  • Coexisting Medical Conditions
  • Medicare Coverage
  • Caregivers for People with Alzheimer’s Type Dementia

Disease-Specific Organizational Assessment

Resources

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