Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals

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Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit
This toolkit from the Alzheimer’s Association provides recommendations and tools for using the G0505 Medicare code for cognitive and functional assessment and care planning for patients with cognitive impairment.

KAER Toolkit: 4-Step Process to Detecting Cognitive Impairment and Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia
This toolkit is focused on the KAER model developed by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Workgroup on Cognitive Impairment Detection and Earlier Diagnosis and offers tools and resources to implement the four steps in the KAER model.

ACT on Alzheimer’s Provider Practice Tools
Decision support tools for screening, diagnosis, and disease management, developed by a Minnesota group of health, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Professional Training and Curricula

Training Curriculum: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
16 core modules and 11 supplemental modules developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce to train the primary care workforce about dementia care, help providers address caregiver needs, and help caregivers cope with the challenges of caregiving.

ACT on Alzheimer’s Dementia Curriculum
This curriculum for clinicians and professionals in many disciplines covers assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment, caregiver support, and science.

Alzheimer’s Training for Health Care Providers
This 9-module CE credit course from the University of Kentucky trains healthcare providers, especially those in medically underserved areas, in dementia diagnosis and treatment, management, and related topics.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Mini-Course
This mini-course includes four video presentations and companion slides from the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The mini-course covers healthy and unhealthy brain aging, clinical essentials of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, vascular brain injury, and a research framework for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Training for professionals is also available through voluntary and professional organizations.

Patient Care

Patient and Caregiver Education

NIA Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

Video: How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain
This four-minute video shows how Alzheimer’s affects the human brain and looks at promising ideas to treat and prevent the disease.