Alzheimer’s and dementia are diseases that take individuals through different stages, from initial signs of cognitive impairment to end of life care. Up until now, guidelines for professional caretakers haven’t specifically covered each area of care and stage of the disease, but the Alzheimer’s Association has recently published the “Alzheimer’s Association Diagnostic Evaluation Clinical Practice Guideline” and the “Dementia Care Practice Recommendations” to offer better guidelines for evaluation and care.
Dementia Care Practice Recommendations
The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were developed to better define quality care for Dementia patients throughout the course of the disease and across different areas of care. Those areas include person-centered care, detection and diagnosis, assessment and care planning, medical management and more.
Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations
This article outlines the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations that were developed by the Alzheimer’s Association to better define quality care for individuals living with Dementia, and delves into the practice recommendations for each area of care, including articles that provide evidence and expert opinion supporting each of them.
Medical Nutrition Therapy – Tips & Resources
Becky Dorner & Associates
This collection of resources, articles, and CPE self-study courses from Becky Dorner & Associates focuses on nutrition therapy for individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, including topics like tube feeding for patients with advanced stage dementia, and nutrition and hydration for end-of-life care.