The Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes were developed from the latest evidence in dementia care research and the experience of professional direct care experts. The recommendations are the basis for every aspect of our Campaign for Quality Residential Care.
Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Phase 3 End-of-Life Care (28 pages)
Covers minimizing physical, emotional and spiritual distress; maximizing well-being; ensuring communication with the resident, family and care team
Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Phase 1 and 2 (32 pages)
Covers fundamentals of dementia care and six key care practice areas: food and fluid consumption, pain management, social engagement, resident wandering, falls and physical restraint-free care
Quality End-of-Life Care for Individuals with Dementia in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes and Public Policy Barriers to Delivering this Care Interview Paper (26 pages)
Evidence on Interventions Literature Review (Phase 1) (20 pages)
Falls, Wandering and Physical Restraints Literature Review (11 pages)
End-of-Life Literature Review (35 pages)
Special issue of The Gerontologist exploring the quality of life and specific care needs unique to people with dementia in assisted living and nursing homes
The three phases of our Dementia Care Practice Recommendations are supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. For details, please see the supporting organizations for each phase:
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accepts the recommendations.
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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