Limited diagnosis and treatment options may leave you feeling like there is little that can be done to help your patients with dementia, but clinical tools such as a dementia care plan checklist can help you to focus on the cognitive, functional, and behavioral losses that most affect their quality of life.
A dementia care plan organized around these four core components can help to achieve patient-centered goals:
• Defining and acting on cognitive problems,
• Managing the neurological, mental health, behavioral, and functional problems that result from the disease,
• Addressing relevant co-morbid conditions,
• Providing caregiver assistance.
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