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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quality of Life Outcomes for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia: Care Planning Tool for Providers

Quality of Life Outcomes for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia is a guide that provides good practice examples and measurable indicators to support quality of life.  Written by the Wisconsin Statewide Advisory Committee on Quality of Life Outcomes for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, the tool is meant to be used by care providers, caregivers and persons with cognitive impairment as a way to plan for a good quality of life as the disease progresses. 
There are five sections: physical well-being; meaningful relationships; preparing for the future; individuality and staying active in life activities.  Within each of these sections are observable indicators and examples of good practice. Persons with cognitive impairment can go through the list with care providers and caregivers before the disease progresses to indicate with factors are most important to them.  Care providers and caregivers can also go through the list on the persons’ behalf.
The guide also includes procedures on how to use the tool and suggested resources for further information.
For more information on this planning tool and to download a copy, please click here

1 comment:

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