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Activity Checklist: Helping Residents with Dementia Improve Nighttime Sleep
Nursing home activity directors can use this document to review steps that could help residents with dementia improve nighttime sleep.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/15/2014    Date Last Modified: Jan 15 2014 12:00AM  
Alternative Dementia Treatment Gives Houston Nursing Home Residents a Reason to Smile Again
The last few years have brought a groundbreaking trend in care for nursing home residents living with dementia. Learn how Garden Terrace Alzheimer's Center for Excellence cut the number of residents receiving antipsychotics in half.
Web link    Date Added: 12/14/2015    Date Last Modified: Dec 14 2015 12:00AM  
Antipsychotic Medication Reference
Providing information about antipsychotic medication indications, appropriate age groups, off-label uses, side effects, adverse effects and black box warnings, this medication reference guide is a useful reference in prescribing and monitoring antipsychotic medication.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Oct 6 2021 4:08PM  
Behavior and Person Centered Care Video
This brief video will give you an opportunity to explore how well you know your residents and what you might use to help them be happy in your facility.
Video    Date Added: 09/09/2016    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 4:56PM  
Certification: Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Are you interested in becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner? This website provides information on how to obtain certification.
Web link    Date Added: 10/20/2013    Date Last Modified: Oct 20 2013 12:00AM  
CMS Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes Toolkit
This toolkit, developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), focuses on providing nurse aides quality training on abuse prevention and person-centered care of residents with dementia, but may be beneficial to nursing home caregivers, administrative staff and surveyors also. The training materials consist of six one-hour training videos, orientation guide and instructor guide. Please note that contact information is required to access the downloadable materials.
Web link    Date Added: 06/11/2013    Date Last Modified: Apr 12 2023 11:17AM  
CMS MDS Training Video Resources Available for Sections C and D
Minimum Data Set (MDS) training is available in both Sections C and D, Cognitive & Mood Assessment. Training includes the updated "BIMS Video Tutorial." Scroll down the page to locate the materials for Sections C & D.
Web link    Date Added: 01/29/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2024 12:38PM  
COVID-19 and Dementia Webinar Series
The California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care created six videos focused on COVID-19 and residents living with dementia. Topics include Activities for Patients with Dementia, Coping and Stress Management During a Pandemic, Tips for Reducing Emotional Distress in Patients with Dementia, How to Reduce Wandering in Patients with Dementia, Optimizing Dementia Care, and Optimizing Person-Centered and Family Dementia Care.
Web link    Date Added: 10/21/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 21 2020 12:56PM  
Five Music Tips for Long-Term Care Staff
This article focuses on the effects of music on long-term residents and provides tips for long-term care staff when using music.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2014    Date Last Modified: Apr 21 2014 12:00AM  
Helping Residents with Dementia Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in LTC Communities
This document acknowledges challenges to and provides strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 among long-term community residents living with dementia.
Web link    Date Added: 04/27/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2022 8:22AM  
Implementing Best Practices in Dementia Care
Use this toolkit to make the case for improving dementia care, implementing quality improvement, and training clinicians from all disciplines to better support people living with dementia and their caregivers.
Web link    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2021 6:55PM  
LTC Connect: Taking a New Approach to Dementia Care and Reducing Inappropriate Antipsychotics
This Oct. 19 recording features Dr. Angela Norman, author of the “Well-being Model for Dementia Care in the Long-term Care Setting,” discussing antipsychotic medications and why it is important to reduce the use of these medications. She also explores alternative avenues for treating residents with dementia.
Video    Date Added: 10/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:48AM  
Medication Safety Mini-Toolkit
This mini-toolkit includes resources geared toward improving medication safety.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/07/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 7 2022 10:06AM  
National Prevention – Dementia Care Resources
Visit this website to access a variety of resources to help providers with dementia care including assessments, guidelines, handouts, trainings and more.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2022 3:35PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Cognitive Impairments and COVID-19
In this Nov. 22, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists provide information on caring for residents with cognitive impairments while keeping them safe.
Video    Date Added: 11/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 30 2022 10:27AM  
Promoting Positive Behavioral Health: A Non-pharmacologic Toolkit for Senior Living Communities
This toolkit, prepared for the Commonwealth Fund in collaboration with the Hartford Foundation, provides information on non-pharmacological approaches that are effective in reducing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia exhibited by persons residing in nursing homes.
Web link    Date Added: 12/18/2013    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2023 6:31PM  
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF)
The COE-NF serves as a centralized hub and national model for expanding capacity in nursing facilities to care for residents with a variety of behavioral health needs. Training, technical assistance and workforce development will be provided for staff in nursing facilities.
Web link    Date Added: 05/08/2024    Date Last Modified: May 8 2024 1:49PM  
Tips on Mask-Wearing for People with Dementia
This article shares some reasons why people with dementia resist wearing masks (e.g., post-war trauma) and also provides tips on how to help overcome that resistance.
Web link    Date Added: 04/26/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2022 8:17AM