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Resources by Topic: Dementia

Rural Promising Practice Issue Brief: Interdisciplinary Clinical Video - Telehealth for Geriatrics and Dementia
Highlights the development, implementation, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary telehealth program designed to help caregivers provide coordinated care for aging rural veterans suffering from dementia. Discusses the interdisciplinary team model comprised of social workers, geriatricians, primary care providers, and rural caregivers coordinating to maintain a uniform level of care. Includes outcomes regarding the increase of access to education and caregiver support, as well as the ability of providers to prescribe medication to rural patients.
Additional links: Overview
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease — United States, 1999–2014
Provides data on age-adjusted rates of Alzheimer’s mortality. Compares rates in 1999 and 2014 by urban-rural classification as well as by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and state. Also includes a map showing county-level average annual age-adjusted death rates from Alzheimer’s disease for 2005-2014.
Author(s): Christopher A. Taylor, Sujay F. Greenlund, Lisa C. McGuire, Hua Lu, Janet B. Croft
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(20), 521-526
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Medical Barriers to Nursing Home Care for Rural Residents
Explores challenges faced by rural people seeking placement in nursing homes, especially those with behavioral or psychiatric conditions, complex care needs, dementia, or obesity, and identifies possible solutions through policy changes. Uses data from telephone interviews with 23 discharge planners from rural hospitals in Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey, Shailendra Prasad, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Tribal Nursing Homes: Best Practices for Patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Details a report on tribal nursing homes' best practices for treatment of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Discusses cultural considerations and risk factors in caring for Native American elders. Includes related organizations, resources, and webinars.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Emerging LTSS Issues in Indian Country: Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Presents a report on Alzheimer's disease in Native American communities. Looks at available data and makes recommendations for potential future research. Highlights Wisconsin's Tribal Dementia Care Program as a model for culturally competent memory care.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Telepsychiatry for Neurocognitive Testing in Older Rural Latino Adults
Examines if two methods of neurocognitive assessments, telepsychiatry and in-person, using the same Spanish-language battery for testing are comparable among Spanish-speaking older adults in a rural setting. Includes telepsychiatry and in-person assessment data by education, acculturation, health literacy, depression, and a mini mental state exam.
Author(s): Ipsit V. Vahia, Bernardo Ng, Alvaro Camacho, et al.
Location: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(7), 666-670
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Assessment of the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program: January 2010 to June 2013
Presents an overview of the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program.
Author(s): Marilyn G. Klug
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Care Consultation Distances to Potential Caregivers: Weighted Population Estimates
Examines the population distributions in six North Dakota consultation areas served by care consultants at the Dementia Care Services Program (DCSP).
Author(s): Marilyn G Klug, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program (DCSP): Characteristics of Persons with Dementia
Discusses the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program which works to increase caregiver knowledge about dementia and caregiving, and decrease caregiver stress. Number 3 in a four-part series.
Author(s): Marilyn Klug
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program (DCSP): Caregivers’ Attributes and Service Use
Discusses the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program which works to increase caregiver knowledge about dementia and caregiving, and decrease caregiver stress. Number 2 in a four-part series.
Author(s): Marilyn Klug
Date: 10/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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