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Quality Care

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to improving the quality of life for persons living with dementia. To better respond to their needs we collaborated with other leaders in dementia care to develop the evidenced-based Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations which address the fundamental areas in quality dementia care: assessment, communication and understanding behavior, social needs and activities, proper nutrition, reducing pain, falls, wandering, restraint-free care, and end-of-life care. Designed for professional care providers working in either a residential community or in-home environment, the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations are founded on the principles of Person-Centered Care. They have been supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations that are listed within the specific Dementia Care Practice Recommendation document.

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

The Alzheimer’s Association CARES® Dementia Care Online Training with essentiALZ® individual certification as well as our classroom-based Foundations of Dementia Care are based on the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

See other dementia care training programs that have been recognized for meeting the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

Residential Care

Find the tools needed to develop or enhance the programs for persons living with dementia.

Contact information

For additional information on the recommendations or our Campaign for Quality Residential Care, please call us at 1.866.727.1890.

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.