Resources for Clinicians

Dementia must be the organizing principle of care

Tatiana's lectures

2019 Geriatric Psychiatry Update

2020 Chronic Care Managment of People Who Are Living With Dementia

2020 Physical Distansing and Mental Health During Pandemic

National Partnership – Dementia Care Resources

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (the National Partnership) is committed to improving the quality of care for individuals with dementia, living in nursing homes. The National Partnership has a mission to deliver health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary with a specific focus on protecting residents from being prescribed antipsychotic medications unless there is a valid, clinical indication and a systematic process to evaluate each individual’s need.

Below is a list of dementia care resources broken down into several categories.  Click on the associated link to access a specific category of resources:

Handouts & Tools

Assessments & Practice Guidelines

Initiatives & Innovations


Trainings & Webinars



Diagnosis and staging

Treatment algorithm

Guidance and reimbursement for dementia care planning

Aligning goals of care with patient’s/family goals of life

Important to detect delirium comorbid with dementia and to offer early interventions

FREE Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

  • Geriatric Physical Exam
  • Geriatric Prescribing Guidelines and Medications Review
  • Geriatric Syndromes
  • Frailty, Falls, Incontinence, Pressure Ulcers, Sleep Disorders
  • Proactive Care
  • Personalized Care Planning
  • Nutrition
  • Exercises for older adults
  • Thorny Issues
  • Elder abuse assessment, Tough Conversations, Alcohol Assessment, Hoarding in late life, Driving

STOPP/START guide for identifying potentially inapropriate prescribing and suitable alternatives

WA Alzheimer’s and Related Behaviors state plan

WA State Bree Collaborative dementia recommendations for healthcare provideers

WA Dementia Action Colaborative




2020 Guide to Billing Codes for Dementia Services

Cognitive Assessment and Careplanning Service Guidelines

  • screening
  • assessment
  • diagnosis
  • care coordination

Clinical Guidelines


Driving with Dementia.  Assessment Tool Kit for Clinicians.
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Portal of Geriatric Online Education
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Although many geriatric prognostic indices have been published, they may be difficult for busy clinicians to remember and use. The goal of ePrognosis ( ) is to be a repository of validated geriatric prognostic indices for application in clinical and educational settings. The prognostic indices used in ePrognosis are derived from a systematic review of the literature, published by our group in JAMA January 11, 2011. ePrognosis offers a tutorial on how to use prognositic indicators in older adults. It also helps clinicians sort through quality issues of each index through it's use of a novel sorting algorithm. This algorithm uses set criteria to sort the indices by accuracy, generalizability, bias, usability, and clinical efficacy.

Latest research updates

IOM Study of Family Caregivers

These tidbits are offered for clinicians that find themselves struggling to care for geriatric patients.  They are offered with the assumption that you already know how to treat psychiatric disorders, but desire tips to adjust your current prescribing practices for an older frail population.

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