• Related Resources

    The resources provided in this section include general information on multiple aspects of addressing cognitive impairment with your patients.

    These resources represent current best practices and clinically relevant information, but work is still being done to create resources that better account for cultural appropriateness, social determinants of health, and other factors that impact the care and treatment of persons with cognitive impairment.

    Medical Practice Tools
    The Clinical Provider Practice Tools are adapted from ACT on Alzheimer’s®. They include a comprehensive listing of resources for a diagnostic assessment, case management, and disclosure with a patient who has dementia. There are Dementia-specific Practice Tools and Resources for Providers, including practical 1-page tip sheets for practice implementation and tutorial videos for cognitive assessments and delivering the diagnosis.

    Dementia Care Management Toolkit
    Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles, the Dementia Care Management Toolkit provides primary care professionals with tools to support dementia care management, including assessment instruments and tools for family and caregivers to meet patient needs. Website is available in English, Chinese and Japanese.

    KAER Toolkit
    Developed by the Gerontological Society of American Workgroup on Cognitive Impairment Detection and Earlier Diagnosis, the KAER Toolkit (Kickstart, Assess, Evaluate, Refer) is a 4-step process to detecting cognitive impairment and earlier diagnosis of dementia. This is a comprehensive and evidence-based guide with many resources.

    Train Health Care Workers About Dementia
    For clinicians or clinics interested in training their health care team about dementia, the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) created PowerPoint training modules. There are over 25 modules related to:

    • How providers address caregiver needs
    • Helping caregivers
    • An overview of dementia and health care provider roles