• A set of tools for providing better dementia care

    The Dementia Management Quality Measurement Set was developed in 2016 by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Psychiatric Association. It provides clinicians with an evidence-based, clearly defined group of nine metrics they can use to evaluate their care of patients with dementia — everything from disclosing the diagnosis to pharmacologic treatments.

    Here are the nine measures and resources to help clinicians improve on them.

    1. Disclosure of dementia diagnosis:

    2. Education and support of caregivers for patients with dementia:

    3. Functional status assessment for patients with dementia:

    4. Screening and management of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms associated with dementia:

    5. Safety concern screening and follow-up for patients with dementia:

    6. Driving screening and follow-up for patients with dementia:

    7. Advance care planning and palliative care counseling for patients with dementia:

    8. Pain assessment and follow-up for patients with dementia:

    9. Pharmacologic treatment of dementia:

    Read the full FPM article: “Tools for Better Dementia Care."

    Posted on June 24, 2022 by FPM Editors

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