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Resources by Topic: Dementia

Challenges to Admitting Residents: Perspectives from Rural Nursing Home Administrators and Staff
Study of nursing home admissions in rural areas that examines challenges nursing home workers encounter when admitting individuals with mental and behavioral health conditions, obesity, dementia, and complex medical conditions. Discusses capacity challenges facing rural nursing homes related to population density, workforce recruitment and retention, financial issues, and space and equipment needs to meet specific health conditions. Data taken from surveys of 209 rural nursing home administrators.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Dori Cross, Adrita Rahman
Citation: Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 58, 1-8
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
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Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward
Examines the existing evidence on care interventions, services, and supports for people with dementia and their caregivers. Discusses gaps in the current evidence base and opportunities for future research. Describes interventions that can be implemented in a variety of settings to continue to expand the evidence base. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Summarizes results of a survey of social and behavioral research on preventing or slowing the development of dementia and reducing its social and economic impact on dementia patients and caregivers. Offers recommendations on research priorities to improve the lives of those affected by dementia. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Characteristics of Residential Care Communities by Percentage of Resident Population Diagnosed With Dementia: United States, 2016
Examines characteristics of residential care communities and their residents by the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Includes dementia prevalence data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Manisha Sengupta, Christine Caffrey
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Assessment of Rural-Urban Differences in Health Care Use and Survival Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia
Results of a study of 555,333 Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed in 2010 with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD). Features statistics including outcomes in 72 months after ADRD diagnosis, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural counties.
Author(s): Momotazur Rahman, Elizabeth M. White, Kali S. Thomas, Eric Jutkowitz
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(10)
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Subjective Cognitive Decline among Rural Adults
Infographic that presents findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) describing subjective cognitive decline (SCD) in rural adults aged 45 years old or older. Identifies the prevalence of SCD and the impact of SCD on day-to-day and social activities.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alzheimer's Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Describes the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias in rural areas, the challenges of providing treatment and care, and initiatives underway to address dementia in rural communities.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Healthy Brain Initiative: Road Map for Indian Country
Report discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia among American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Includes an overview of the disease and details the trends among Native Americans. Provides strategies and resources for tribal communities to provide early diagnosis, treatment, and care for elders with dementia.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Alzheimer's Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Evaluating a Training Program for Rural Doctors and Nursing Home Staff on Safe Medicine Use for Patients with Dementia and Nursing Home Residents
Investigates whether a training program for healthcare providers in 29 rural counties in Iowa affected medication use by patients age 66 or older. Includes data and statistics on outpatients with dementia and nursing home residents, with information on age, sex, chronic disease, medication use, and more.
Author(s): Ryan Carnahan, Grant Brown, Marianne Smith, et al.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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Secular Trends in Dementia and Cognitive Impairment of U.S. Rural and Urban Older Adults
Examines rural and urban differences in the rates of probable dementia and cognitive impairment without dementia (CIND) for adults in 2000 and 2010. Compares statistics and data by rurality for the study population by cognitive function, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, education, and other health status measures.
Author(s): Margaret M. Weden, Regina A. Shih, Mohammed U. Kabeto, Kenneth M. Langa
Citation: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(2), 164-172
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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