Dementia Capable States and Communities: Lessons Learned from Administration on Aging Grantees (Word)

2019 NADRC :
Dementia Capable States and Communities: Lessons Learned from Administration on Aging Grantees

The purpose of this paper is to provide background on dementia-capable states and communities by presenting the need for dementia capability and outlining its evolution. This paper provides snapshots of dementia-capable programs across the United States resulting from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) dementia grants. This is not a comprehensive review of all work conducted by ACL grants but provides illustrative examples of dementia capability efforts. The paper outlines the components of a model dementia capable system, guides readers through the development of dementia-capable systems, and provides examples of dementia-capable practices at both state and community levels.

Key Words: dementia capable, dementia-capability, staff training, identifying cognitive impairment, quality assurance, resource, service provision,