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Providers / PCPs

Resources to help providers screen and care for patients as well as build dementia capable systems for ongoing support.

Screening Tools

Coverage
Cognitive Screening Tools
Functional Screening Tools
Patient
Mini-Cog OR GP-Cog part 1 OR Telephone based tool TBD
ADLs and IADLs
Informant
AD-8 OR Short IQCODE
FAQ OR GP-COG part 2

Screening, Assessment, or Diagnosis of Dementia

The California Department of Public Health Assessment of Cognitive Complaints Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for detecting and addressing cognitive issues for Alzheimer’s.

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Memory Sunday promotes national mobilization and education of faith communities to take a greater role in increasing the awareness and understanding of Alzheimerโ€™s, supporting persons living with Alzheimerโ€™s, and their caregivers.

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Location: National

Information on training and tools for medical professionals, as well as local offices throughout California that offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

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Location: All counties

Health Systems Resources

The California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (CADCs) are a statewide network of ten dementia care Centers of Excellence at university medical schools, established by legislation in 1984. The CADCs effectively and efficiently improve dementia health care delivery, provide specialized training and education to health care professionals, and advance the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Location: All counties

Information on training and tools for medical professionals, as well as local offices throughout California that offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

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Location: All counties

Education and Training

Education, support and information about Lewy Body Dementia research for people living with Lewy Body Dementia and their loved ones.

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Location: National

Information on training and tools for medical professionals, as well as local offices throughout California that offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

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Location: All counties

Driving and Dementia

This site provides information about California State Law regarding dementia and driving.

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Location: All counties

Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

This website gives general advice about approaching behavioral changes and also has tips for several common behavior and mood changes.

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Location: All counties

This website discusses medications for hallucinations, delusions, severe agitation and aggression.

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Location: All counties

Medications and Treatments for Dementia

This website discusses medications for hallucinations, delusions, severe agitation and aggression.

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Location: All counties

Medical / Legal Support

PREPARE is a step-by-step program with video stories to help individuals have a voice in their medical care, talk with their doctors, and fill out an advance directive form to put your wishes in writing.

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Location: All counties

The Conversation Projectยฎ is a public engagement initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Our goal is both simple and transformative: to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.

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Location: National

The Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS) is an innovative, award-winning clinic at UC Law SF. The clinic partners with UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center to provide advance health care, estate planning, public benefits, and wrap-around legal services to older adult patients.

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Location: All counties

Practice Support for Primary Care

Information on training and tools for medical professionals, as well as local offices throughout California that offer education, care and support to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.

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Location: All counties

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to common questions regarding Dementia Care Aware and the Cognitive Health Assessment (CHA).

eLearning Course

Learn more about the CHA eLearning Course and how you can incorporate dementia care screening in your practice.

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Equip your practice with the knowledge and resources to screen patients and make care plans.