ASA Resources on Dementia
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. As the disease progresses, individuals with dementia become more dependent upon others for assistance with daily activities. Ultimately, in advanced dementia, people with the disease need assistance with basic tasks, such as eating. To help educate about and help combat Alzheimer’s, ASA is pleased to make available information developed in 2017 by the experts at Research Triangle Institute International and funded by the Administration for Community Living in conjunction with the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC). Presented here is a Generations supplement, numerous web seminars, and a description of a program which will be presented during the 2018 Aging in America Conference.
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Generations: Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050. To help educate about and combat Alzheimer’s, ASA is pleased to introduce a special supplement to Generations, “Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community.”
The supplement focuses on efforts underway to establish dementia-capable home and community-based service systems, and to develop effective, evidence-based services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers. The content features research and writing by dementia experts at RTI International, as well as many others well-known in the field of dementia research and advocacy. This content paves the way for service providers, families, and caregivers to provide person-centered, evidence-based, effective home- and community-based service systems for people with dementia and their caregivers.
This supplement to Generations was funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, which is funded by the ACL and staffed by RTI International.
The National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center Webinar Series
In this webinar series, the Administration for Community Living’s National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center has partnered with ASA. This webinar series will address various issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Free CEUs are available for up to 60 days after the live event.
Previously Recorded Events in This Series
- Improving Health Care for Persons Living with Dementia (recorded Sept. 12, 2018) CEUs for this event are available until November 12, 2018
- First Responder Training and Programs to Support People with Dementia (recorded August 7, 2018) CEUs available until October 7, 2018
- Addressing Health Disparities in People Living with Dementia (recorded July 31, 2018) CEUs are available until September 30, 2018
- Disaster Preparedness for Community-dwelling Older Adults with Dementia and Caregivers (recorded July 10, 2018)
- Finding the Balance: Enhancing Self-Efficacy in Persons Living with Dementia (recorded June 26, 2018)
- The Case for Palliative Care for People with IDD and Dementia (recorded April 18, 2018)
- Trauma Informed Care for People Living with Dementia (recorded April 10, 2018)
- The Memory Ensemble: Using Improvisation to Improve Quality of Life for Persons Living with Dementia (recorded March 13, 2018)
- International Perspectives on Supporting People with Dementia and Caregivers (recorded January 30, 2018)
- Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Importance of Knowledge, Advocacy and Support to Advance Quality Care (recorded January 16, 2018)
- HIPAA Regulations and Sharing Sensitive Information about Clients with Dementia (recorded September 27, 2017)
- Identifying and Supporting Dementia Caregivers in Health Care Settings (recorded September 12, 2017)
- Advance Planning for People with Dementia: Legal Services Voucher Program in Delaware and New Consumer Planning Guides (recorded August 8, 2017).
- Building Dementia Capable Communities: An Orange County, NC Case Study (recorded July 19, 2017).
- Using BRFSS Data from the Cognitive Decline and Caregiver Modules for Action (recorded June 20, 2017).
- Providing Safe and Effective Nutrition for People with Dementia (recorded May 16, 2017).
- Methods and Techniques for Early Screening for Dementia for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (recorded March 7, 2017).
- Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support (recorded February 15, 2017).
- Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care (recorded January 17, 2017).