Dementia Care Research and Practice Submissions

AAIC welcomes and encourages the attendance of researchers and practitioners in dementia care.

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Dementia Practice Proposals (Criteria and Topics)

Proposals concerning diverse dementia care practices are encouraged, from programs for people with dementia—such as the use of art, music and technology—to programs for care and support, such as culture change, staff training and case management.

Themes, Topics and Criteria




Dementia Care Practice

  • Innovative programs and practices
  • Leadership and staff development
  • Policy and systems change
  • Program evaluation and care interventions


Dementia Care and Psychosocial Factors

Dementia Care Research
(research projects nonpharmacological)

Psychosocial Factors and Environmental Design

  • Assessment and care planning
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Community care
  • Cross-cultural studies and cultural/linguistic adaptations
  • Family/lay caregiving
  • Instrument development, program evaluation and translation
  • Long-term care
  • Use of technologies
  • Therapeutic strategies and interventions


Care Practice abstracts that detail any activity, process, or intervention that meet any of the following criteria will be considered:

  • Based on published research or theory (example: Use of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce dementia related behavior)
  • Details implementation of an innovative care program or practice (example: Using technology to coordinate care planning across care settings)
  • Provides hypotheses for future research (example: Can planned social engagement activities in the community reduced the stigma of Alzheimer' disease?)
  • Provides information to inform policy development or system change (example: Treating patient-caregiver dyad during same clinical visit improved patient and caregiver health)
  • Outcomes that inform staff leadership and staff development in the acute and post-acute care settings, including hospitals, assisted living and long term care (example: Bi-annual training of dementia direct care direct workers reduced staff turnover)

Note: Abstracts that focus on a single commercial product or program (example: promotional or marketing presentations) will not be considered.

Presentation Types

Poster Presentation

An author may present up to two posters as long as they are scheduled on different dates.

Oral Presentation

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