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2013 NADRC Learning Collaborative Materials
Quality Assurance Tool

This document contains questions related to the dementia capability of a state’s long-term services and supports system. The questions are designed to provide the state with a baseline self-assessment of dementia capability. The information resulting from this assessment will provide states with data that will assist them in measuring, over time, their progress in improving dementia capability.

PDF icon Learning_Collaborative_Quality_Assurance_Tool-FINAL.pdf

2015 NADRC
State Entities: Dementia Capability Quality Assurance Assessment Tool

This tool provides questions related to the dementia capability of your state entity’s long-term services and supports system. The questions are designed to provide state entities with a baseline self-assessment of dementia capability. The information resulting from this assessment will provide data that will assist in measuring, over time, progress in improvements in dementia capability

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2015 NADRC:
Community-Based Entities: Dementia Capability Quality Assurance Assessment Tool

This document contains questions related to the dementia capability of a community based organization and organizational partners’ long-term services and supports system. The questions are designed to provide the community based organization with a baseline self-assessment of dementia capability. The information resulting from this assessment will provide data that will assist in measuring, over time, progress in improvements in dementia capability.

File Community-Based Entities: Dementia Capability Quality Assurance Assessment Tool

2015 NADRC:
Training Family Caregivers on Skills for Behavioral Symptoms
This paper describes a variety of approaches designed to support caregivers of people with dementia to effectively address BPSD. Effective psychosocial interventions that improve self-efficacy and empower the caregiver to address BPSD are essential to maximize the quality of life for both people with dementia and their caregivers. Psychosocial interventions may be designed for use by formal care staff or by informal or family caregivers in the home environment. It cannot be assumed that interventions used by professional staff in institutional settings will work similarly when used by family caregivers at home.

PDF icon Behavioral_Training_Paper_FINAL Oct 2015.pdf

2016 NADRC:
Evaluation Measures Resources
This list is intended to help providers of dementia-related services identify appropriate and well-researched measures in support of their program evaluation plans. Choosing existing measures saves time and lends credibility to evaluation findings. The use of standard measures also allows for greater comparability of results between projects.

The list includes validated measures that assess outcomes of importance to dementia-related programs, including Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) and Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative - Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS) grant projects. It is not intended as a complete list of all measures or as an endorsement of any particular measure. Most measures on the list are available at no cost, are brief, and do not require extensive staff training.

PDF icon Evaluation Measures Resource List (Feb. 2016)

2017 NADRC produced product:
Advance Planning Guides for Persons with Dementia and Caregivers on FOUR topics:

1. Health Care Planning: This guide will help you plan for your future health care needs
2. Planning for Care: This guide will help you plan for the care and services you may need
3. Financial Planning: This guide will help you plan how to manage your money and property
4. Making Decisions for Someone with Dementia

PDF icon Financial Planning: This guide will help you plan how to manage your money and property, PDF icon Health Care Planning: This guide will help you plan for your future health care needs, PDF icon Making Decisions for Someone with Dementia, PDF icon Planning for Care: This guide will help you plan for the care and services you may need

ADSSP Factsheet

Documents are available upon request. Please contact Erin Long at erin.long@acl.hhs.gov.

The purpose of this guide is to provide practical strategies that can be used to address certain prominent challenges that service providers face when working with individuals with dementia who live alone. The guide is organized by the following six major sections that address different practical challenges of working with individuals with dementia who live alone: Identifying individuals with dementia who live alone, Building trust, Supporting safety and autonomy, Involving family and friends, Coordinating paid providers and formal support services, Assisting with transition to a new setting. The content comes from a literature review to determine the state of the science and current practices implemented with individuals who have dementia and live alone and interviews with subject matter experts who have experience with community programs or services for people with dementia who live alone. These expert interviews informed the strategies addressed in this guide.

PDF icon Practical Strategies PWD livea lone posted 041117.pdf

University of Kentucky (2006):
The Book of Alzheimer’s is written for church leaders interested in helping families cope with dementia. Its
development was sponsored by the African-American Dementia Outreach Partnership (AADOP) at the University of
Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. This manual is designed to share what we have learned during three years
of a national grant to build awareness and support related to Alzheimer’s disease in the Lexington/ Bluegrass area of
Kentucky.

PDF icon The Book of Alzheimer’s for African American Churches