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Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia

This toolkit is written to help people living with dementia, their family members, and their caregivers understand what to expect in the event of a disaster and how to prepare for it. The toolkit includes tip sheets and checklists covering topics such as planning for a disaster, important contacts, emergency supplies checklist, my medical conditions and care needs, and disaster planning tips for people living alone with dementia.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Practice and Education in Community-Based Settings

In this Journal of Nursing Education editorial, Barbara Brandt and Amy Barton describe the impact of the National Center's "Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice" Initiative and the implementation across 16 schools of nursing in the Unites States, each partnering with a community-based organization to further interprofessional initiatives designed around the needs of the patient, family, and community.

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls

This CDC pamphlet from the STEADI program informs older adults of four steps they can take to prevent falls.

Avoiding Overmedication and Harmful Drug Reactions

This tip sheet provided by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation outlines steps to take to prevent overmedication and related problems in older adults. It provides a useful handout for patient and family education.

Ten Top Tips for Aging Well

This tip sheet provided by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation discusses a list of ten tips for aging well. These tips vary from topics in nutrition to exercising,. The tipsheet provide a useful handout for patient education.

How to Prevent Falls

This fact sheet describes how older adults with a physical disability are at greater risk for falls. It outlines ways older adults can improve their safety inside and outside the home.

Talking About Goals of Care

This 8 minute video demonstrates and discusses communication techniques for providers to use when discussing advanced care planning with an older adult.

Caring for Person with Alzheimer's Disease

This brief video discusses the three stages of Alzheimer's disease along with some of the symptons of each stage.

Caring for Person with AD Video 11

This brief video tells people how and when to inform families and friends of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Caring for Person with AD Video 6

This brief video describes common communication problems that patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias encounter. It also discusses coping techniques for sleep problems such as sundowning in people with dementia.