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.
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.
This CDC pamphlet from the STEADI program informs older adults of four steps they can take to prevent falls.
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.
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.
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.
This 8 minute video demonstrates and discusses communication techniques for providers to use when discussing advanced care planning with an older adult.
This brief video discusses the three stages of Alzheimer's disease along with some of the symptons of each stage.
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.
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.