Enhancing quality through staff training: The foundations of dementia care

Shelley Morrison Bluethmann, Peter Reed

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Abstract

Dementia-specific training is critical to quality dementia care, yet many of the paraprofessionals charged with that task are not included in this process. This article discusses the Alzheimer's Association Foundations of Dementia Care training curriculum, including the results of field testing with residential care professionals. Results show that evidence-based programs that leverage the experience of professional caregivers are effective in teaching good dementia care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-137
Number of pages10
JournalAlzheimer's Care Today
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • Quality care
  • Staff training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Gerontology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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