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.
- Residential Living (Phase 1 and 2)
- End-of-Life Care (Phase 3)
- Professionals Working in a Home Setting (Phase 4)
- Research & Resources Informing the 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.
Find the tools needed to develop or enhance the programs for persons living with dementia.
- Additional information on these topics can be obtained through the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Virtual Library.
For information on services located in your community, call us at 800-272-3900, or contact your local Alzheimer's Association.