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About Dementia Care Aware

Dementia Care Aware is a state-wide program in California for primary care providers. It provides the information and tools needed to successfully administer cognitive health assessments and determine the appropriate next steps for the patients.

Dementia Care Aware is a training and support program that empowers primary care providers and their teams to assess and address dementia. We provide online training on an initial 5-10-minute screening called the cognitive health assessment. We also provide additional training on important topics and resources for the next steps in evaluation and care planning with patients. In addition, we provide tools for implementing dementia detection and care in clinical practice as well as connecting patients and care partners to community resources.

Dementia Care Aware is designed for all PCPs and their healthcare teams. PCPs who serve Medi-Cal patients 65 and older who are not also on Medicare can now bill for conducting a cognitive health assessment after completing this Dementia Care Aware online training.

A critical step in meeting the needs of this growing population is early recognition of cognitive decline. Dementia Care Aware is a new state-wide initiative led by the University of California, San Francisco that provides training, tools and resources for primary care providers (PCPs) on conducting cognitive health assessments. Over the next two years, the initiative will introduce additional training opportunities through webinars, podcasts, and region-specific events.

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Take advantage of Dementia Care Aware training opportunities

Participate in our monthly webinars, weekly interactive case conferences (ECHOs), and listen to our podcast. Need additional support? Our Warmline Service and Practice Support Consultation will give you tailored support for any questions you may have.