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2015 Alzheimer?s Disease Facts and figures the latest report on Alzheimer's from the Alzheimer's Association. 2015 Alzheimer?s Disease Facts
Free information on Activities for Residents with Dementia Activities for Residents with Dementia
Summary of environmental factors and diversion techniques when dealing with residents who may have dementia or Alzheimer's. Good quick resource for caregivers. Agitation and Elopement Preventative Measures for Care Givers & Care Facilities
This NEW wonderful from help the caregiver review problem areas, challenges, best approaches and more! This form not only provides an initial assessment to help you determine if the resident is suitable for your care services and admission,  it also provides a vehicle for assessing ongoing needs and tracking abilities, challenges, problem areas and symptoms.  ( 8 page Assessment used for pre-admission, admission, retention and history) More questions, easy to use, address falls, assaultive behavior and more. Alzheimer's & Dementia Assessment Pre-Admission, Admission/Retention/History
This great easy to use 20 page care guide gives you care techniques, interventions and guides on how to properly care for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia.

There are three primary tools caregivers can use to address individualized proper care needs for those with Alzheimer's or dementia:

Assessment: initial and ongoing assessing the needs, abilities, challenges, problem areas and symptoms.  See Alzheimer's & Dementia Assessment/Retention/History evaluation form and see the Levels of Care Form

Individual Care and Service Plan: specific care plans that address the identified needs from the Alzheimer's & Dementia Assessment/Retention/History assessment.  See Alzheimer's/Dementia Care Service Plan Form

Care Approaches and Interventions: techniques that can be utilized for proving good care, which is what this documents targets. Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Approaches and Interventions
Free information on caring for people with Alzheimer's from CDC.gov Alzheimer's Caregiving - After the Diagnosis
Overview of the symptoms, assessment of psychosis, warning signs and treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Disease - General Overview
A form used by a care facility, or at a person's home to check areas of the facility for possible safety issues for residents with Dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease. Good for safety prevention measures for alzhimer's care. Alzheimer's Safety Check List for Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Home Care
Alzheimers Training Manual New Jersey - Free Training Tool Alzheimers Training Manual New Jersey - Free Training Tool
Anatomy of Functional Areas of the Brain Chart Anatomy of Functional Areas of the Brain Chart
The AOA?s Administration for Community Living (ACL) produced this document which has the techniques and interventions created by State Grantees to address wandering concerns.  This document has many wonderful ideas to try and is well worth reviewing. AOA's ACL's Responding to Wandering and Exit-seeking Behaviors
List of possible stressors, disruptive warning signs and indicators of illness leading to agitation in persons with dementia or Alzheimer's. Behavior Observation
Covers types of behavior and personality disorders associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Behavior Problems
Form used to document a problem behavior for residents with Alzeheimer's disease, including time, place, who was involved, who was contacted. Behavior Report Form
For Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1569.698.  (a) The State Fire Marshal has proposed that the State
Building Standards Commission adopt building standards to provide for
locked and secured perimeters in residential care facilities for the
elderly that care for persons with dementia: CA Secured Perimeters
General description often different symptoms of dementia, Alzheimer's and cognitive impairments that caregivers should look for when assessing a resident.  

ExcerptVarious types of community care facilities, health care facilities and mental health treatment centers take care of people with cognitive disorders of varying levels.  

Those residents who have cognitive disorders such as assaultive behaviors are usually cared for in licensed mental health care types of facilities, whereas those with mild Alzheimer?s and Dementia are increasingly being care for in community care settings. Cognitive Assessments
List of do's and don't for caring for residents who suffer from Alzheimer's  disease or dementia. Dealing with Behavior Problems
Article which addresses having a delayed egress system in a residential care facility to retain residents who may wander.

There are many different types of systems on the market that are designed to delay egress through perimeter exit doors and gates.  They are generally used to help retain residents who may wander or are slightly confused.

The state licensing agency may require.... Delayed Egress
A great poster to be placed on all doors and gates which have a delayed egress system in place. Delayed Egress Door Poster
Cover sheet Dementia Care Cover
This glossary supplements the Dementia Care Handbook. Dementia Care Glossary
A helpful check off list covering various areas of a Dementia Care Program for Assisted Living Communities, Residential Care Homes, and Home Care. ALF, RCF, RCFE Dementia Care Program Check Off for Assisted Living Communities, Residential Care Homes
Test given to staff to assess their knowledge of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and how to handle residents with Alzheimer's disease. Dementia Care Staff Test
Dementia Care Staff Test 2  - Answers found in the ProvidersWeb's Alzheimer's Care Intervention Document Dementia Care Staff Test 2
Free resource links for information on residents with verbally and physically aggressive dementia or Alzheimer's. Dementia Solutions
Disaster Preparedness for Dementia Residents AOA - September 2006, a coalition of various Health Care Organizations, Associations and Government Agencies developed a web-base training document to assist caregivers in planning for providing care for persons with dementia during emergencies, such as a flu outbreak, hurricane, natural disaster or fire.  It is estimated that half of a facility's residents have some form of dementia and/or decreased cognitive ability.  

Staff need to be prepared to give special assistance to the cognitively impair residents during an emergency.   The new guide is designed to help facilities develop plans for their residents needs. Disaster Preparedness for Dementia Residents AOA
Link to training for disaster situations involving residents with dementia. Disaster Situations & Dementia Care
This great document covers basic medical information regarding the types, use and effects of psychoactive medication on residents receiving services from Home and Community Based Services, Community Care Facilities and small board and care homes.  Great staff training tool.

The intention of the law is to allow for each person to reach and maintain his/her highest possible state of well being in an environment that prohibits the use of chemical restraints for discipline or staff convenience, and limits the use of chemical restraints to circumstances in which the resident has medical symptoms that warrant the use.  Psychoactive medications should only be used when... Effects of Behavioral Medications
Excellent free elopement care tool.  The multi-paged document will help assist those caring for persons with dementia and Alzheimer's who may wander provide better care.  Includes forms and check off list. Elopement Manual created by the State of NY & others
Elopement Manual developed by several agencies in New York Elopement Manual developed by several agencies in New York
Form used by residential care and assisted living care staff to document the use of a physician prescribed behavior medication for a resident. Facility - Physician Plan for Behavior Medication Use
The following Dementia Activity Kits have been assembled for the purpose of spending one-one-one time with a person who had dementia or Alzheimer?s disease. These kits can bring a sense of well-being to a person who may struggle with interacting in a large group due to Alzheimer?s or dementia.  Free ? source Arkansas Family Health Free Dementia Activity Kits
Free Information on Early Stages of Dementia Free Information on Early Stages of Dementia
All types of community care homes are subject to their residents or clients wandering away or eloping.  Developmentally disabled, Alzheimer?s, mentally ill, or even an easy care resident may want to leave the care facility for a variety of reasons.  

Exit seeking behavior or the desire to leave can happen in any care home at any time.  When it does happen, that care business better have a proper plan of action. How to Handle Wandering, Eloping and Exit Seeking Behaviors
Links to the Kingston Assessments for residents with dementia. Kingston Assessment Links
Oregon State regulations on Memory care and Alzheimer?s care. Memory Care and Alzheimer?s Care Oregon
Memory Care Regulations for Georgia Memory Care Regulations Georgia
A form used in a Care Facility that helps care home staff to chart a resident's moods and behavior through observation and direct quotes.  Good for all types of home and community based care facilities. Mood and Behavior Log
FREE NCAL's Guidelines for Dementia Care in Assisted Living Facilities NCAL's Guidelines for Dementia Care in Assisted Living Facilities
This wonderful care plan is designed to help you create a customized and individualized care plan to meet the needs of your residents suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia. This new Alzheimer's and Dementia Individualized Care Plan Form covers each of the 15 areas that are common.  This form caters to the resident's challenges, best approaches, and specific care plans that address the identified needs, triggers and ongoing changes.  12 page Care Service Plan with built in tips and target areas to cover.  This form is designed to be use with the care guide titles:  Alzheimer's Dementia Care Approaches and Interventions New Dementia and Alzheimer's Individualized Care Plan
Free new research and developments in the care of persons with dementia or Alzheimer's disease with links to important articles. New Developments in Dementia Care
Learning how to use and read non-verbal communication when dealing with residents who have dementia or Alzheimers. Non-Verbal Communication - The Key Factor in Communication
Residents with Alzheimer's or Dementia have special nutritional needs. Nutritional Needs - Dementia Care
A Mission Statement for a Dementia Care Program.  

We believe that interactive activities, good food, well-trained staff, and ensuring the safety and well-being of our mentally impaired residents is of utmost importance.  Our aim is to provide an environment that ultimately enriches their lives.

Mission Statement... Our Dementia Care Program
The importance of pain management in residents with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  

According to the Alzheimer's Association  Pain Management with Dementia Care
A free form used to assess a resident's pain through non-verbal communication.  Great form for residential care homes for dementia. PAINAD Assessment
A form used along with the PAINAD Assessment to determine a residents level of pain using non-verbal communication. PAINAD Form
A free article on the importance of Care Planning with each individual resident in mind.  

To know another's language and not his culture is a very good way to make a fool of one's self.  ~ Winston Brembeck

It is essential that we take into consideration the person as an individual when we try to Person Centered Care
A ProvidersWeb form to use in addition to the Incident Report when restraints are used. Note: Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living, Community Care Homes and Home and Community Based Service Programs are non-medical facilities and do not use medical restraints for behavior management purposes, only in case of life threaten emergencies. Physical Restraint Summary FORM
Information and many useful links on information you must know when planning to accept Dementia residents at your facility.  

The research and experts concur that the first step in prevention is Person-Centered Care, which is care tailored to the abilities and changing needs of each resident. 

Make sure you know a residents complete medical history before admitting him/her to your facility.   YOU MUST DO A MEDICAL BACKGROUND CHECK, YOU MUST FIND OUT ABOUT THE RESIDENT'S CARE NEEDS.  Many, many lawsuits stem from providers trying to take care of someone beyond their training.  Remember, if you Planning for Dementia Care
A free body chart that you can print and laminate.  May be used by residents that are unable to communicate (due to dementia or other cognitive impairments) his/her pain location. Point to Where You Hurt (Body Chart)
Reading body language and posture as a form of non-verbal communication involving residents.  

It is said that the brain gives voice to all its feelings through the contraction of muscles.   It is certain that we could not non-verbally communicate if our muscles couldn't move. 
Body movement is called Positive & Negative Body Language & Posture
Reading eye contact as a form of non-verbal communication involving residents.

When we want to be observant, we use our eyes.  Eye contact conveys that you are listening to the person.  You are giving respect to the person when you listen with your eyes.  Eye contact can be deep and long when two people are in love.  Eye contact demonstrates intimacy, attention and social influence.   It is said the person with the most superiority will look away last.

Eyes can reveal... Positive & Negative Eye Contact
Reading facial expressions as a form of non-verbal communication involving residents.  

Research by Psychologist Paul Ekman and others has shown that many main facial expressions are universal among cultures.  Universal facial expressions include: 
Anger, Disgust, Doubt, Fear, Happiness, Neutral, Sadness and Surprise.

Facial expressions tend to appear in cooperation with... Positive & Negative Facial Expressions
Reading hand gestures as a form of non-verbal communication involving residents.  

Cultural & Other
Hands on hips - readiness or aggression
Hands in pockets - dejected or maybe its just cold
Playing with hair can indicate... Positive & Negative Hand Gestures
Reading voice tones as a form of non-verbal communication involving residents.  

The more threaten an animal becomes the lower its voice gets.   

The softer the pitch the more friendliness we feel.  Silence can also be used to emphasis.  Silence can be used for positive or negative results.  It often provides a link between sentences.  It can create tension, or a spiritual atmosphere.  Silence is often used by judgmental people to give them time to discern favor or disfavor.

Para-language includes:... Positive & Negative Voice Tones
Consent Form used to document information and side effects to watch for when a doctor prescribes psychoactive medication. Psychoactive Medication Consent
A form used by a Residential or Community Care Facility to follow-up on any unusual incidents, accidents, or even wandering away which involves a resident of the residental care facility. Useful tool for care staff. Resident Incident Follow Up Report for Care Facilities and Care Businesses
Covers the use of medical devices such as geri-chairs and restraints and state laws regarding their use.  

Restraints and Geri-Chairs are termed  Restraints
Sample Dementia Special Care Environment Free State Information Sample Dementia Special Care Environment Free Information
Excellent free document for designing a secure care home for victims of dementia and Alzheimer's.  Excellent free resource for homes for the developmentally disabled, mentally ill and elderly. Secure Dementia Care Home Design
Sensory losses for older adults include Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell, Muscle Motor Loss, and Loss of Touch.  Supportive care for these older adults and understanding their impairments is essential.

Sensory losses for older adults include Hearing, Vision, Taste, Smell, Muscle Motor Loss, and Loss of Touch.    Supportive care for these older adults and understanding their impairments is essential.  The following six Sensory Care files were developed to give those who work with seniors some basic knowledge and skills to assist those with sensory losses. Sensory Care Training
Various Sex and Dementia and Alzheimer's Articles Sex and Dementia Articles
A great document which covers the many requirements and concerns in caring for a resident with dementia or Alzheimer's with links to related forms and plans. Special Care for Persons with Dementia - Example Facility Plan
A Staff Training Check off - Dementia Care
This document covers similarities that occur consistently enough that it is possible to describe the disease in three major stages: early, middle and late. Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
Signs and symptoms of a resident who experiences Sundowning
All types of care homes and care facilities may end up using one type of restraint or seclusion.  Even a seat belt on a wheelchair or a wheelchair tray is considered a form of restraint and specific doctor's orders must be in the resident's record for allowable use. There are five types of restraint: physical; chemical; mechanical; technological; and psychological.  

In community based care homes such as Residential Care Facilities, Assisted Living, Community Care Facilities, Homes for the Developmentally Disabled and Mentally Ill, and the various types of Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Programs are non-medical facilities and do not use medical restraints for behavior management purposes ever.  Restraints or Seclusion is only used in case of life threatening emergencies. Types of Restraints and Seclusion in Care Facilities
This document explains the basic standard of care for handling missing residents, resident that wander and resident eloping.  Helpful supervisory guidelines and procedures for care facility staff and caregivers to follow if a resident has wandered, is missing, or tries to leave the facility.

This facility does not normally accept people who wander, or have a history of elopement or being missing.  We may however, have residents who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia.   These residents function just fine at our facility, and do not have a history of wandering or elopement. Yet, the caregivers need to realize that at any time any resident can get confused, and try to leave the facility, whether or not they have the diagnosis of Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Physical illness such as dehydration or a urinary tract infection can cause a person to get confused. Wandering, Elopement or Missing Resident Procedures
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