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The Alzheimer’s Association recently issued new recommendations for dementia care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care and community provider organizations. The 56 recommendations over 10 content areas have been posted online at the association’s website, and will be published in an upcoming issue of the bimonthly journal The Gerontologist.

The new recommendations seek to implement an expert panel’s take on evidence and best practices in guiding person-centered care. Particular attention is paid to giving advice on detection, diagnosis, and medically managing patients for community-based and residential care providers. Other topics included in the recommendations are:

  • Assessment and care planning
  • Information
  • Education and support
  • Ongoing care for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Support of activities in daily living
  • Staffing
  • Supportive and therapeutic environments
  • Transitions and coordination of services

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

This was reported by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News on January 19, 2018.

Contact Information: Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (800) 272-3900; Website:

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