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Successful Dementia Care Settings (7/2001). For professionals,
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projects to help care for Alzheimer's patients. Alzheimer's
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customized to the special needs of people with Alzheimer's disease.
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involvement and satisfaction. These programs work in a variety of
settings and promote OBRA quality of care guidelines. Health
Professionals Press. (888) 337-8808.
Report on Alzheimer's Disease (1999). For consumers,
this report offers valuable information on a variety of issues
in Alzheimer's disease. Some of the topics included are causes,
impact, and treatment of AD. Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral
Center. (800) 438-4380.
Your Memory: A Self Evaluation. For consumers , this
video was developed by a team of leading psychologists involved
in worldwide memory research and testing. Aspects of memory are
discussed and common questions answered. Easy-to-follow exercises,
based on everyday situations, allow participants to test and score
their own level of functioning. A workbook is included. AARP,
Program Resources Dept. (800) 424-3410.
Growing Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease in Residential Settings.
For professionals, this package is intended for use by
staff developers and others involved in offering in-service training
programs about issues related to older persons living in residential
communities. Includes a 100-page manual, 66 overheads, and a computer
diskette with PowerPoint files of all overheads. Alzheimer's
Disease Education and Referral Center. (800) 438-4380.
Planning Interventions for the Cognitively Impaired Resident in
the Dining Room.
For professionals, this clinical handbook includes a comprehensive
picture of the effects of dementia on nutritional status. Easy assessment
form and interventions. Kobriger Presents, Inc. (888) 687-4806.
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