Evidence-Based Community Support Programs for Early-Stage Dementia
Rebecca Logsdon, PhD
Psychosocial and Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington
By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:
Define and describe the ways in which a diagnosis of dementia affects quality of life and psychological well-being of the diagnosed person and his or her caregiver and family.
Describe evidence-based treatment approaches that support positive coping strategies, address mental health issues and facilitate planning in the early stage of dementia.
Identify strategies that can be incorporated into everyday practice to improve quality of life for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
[From the Winter 2015 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]