Evidence-Based Community Support Programs for Early-Stage Dementia

Rebecca Logsdon, PhD

Research Professor
Psychosocial and Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


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]