Online Program

Dementia initiative: Practice, research, and policy implications

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:42 a.m. - 10:54 a.m.

Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
G. Allen Power, MD, FACP, St. John's Home, Rochester, NY
The 2001 Institute of Medicine report titled, “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” identified the fragmentation and impersonal nature of healthcare in the US. It pinpointed the need for a move from a disease-centered to a person-centered approach. The Dementia Initiative, which began in 2012, represents a national coalition of about 60 researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers and calls for action on how to begin to address this need for a person-centered approach among those persons with dementia. Following a brief overview of the context, values, and structural elements of person-centered care based on expert consensus and the research literature, the presenters will describe in more detail a range of specific person-centered care practices and summarize the scientific and clinical evidence to date of the effectiveness of these practices among persons with dementia. Specific recommendations for research, practice, and policy will also be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain a person-centered framework for non-pharmacologic approaches to dementia care Lene Identify next steps for practice, policy, and research

Keyword(s): Dementia, Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I conduct research on dementia care and I have presented on the topic of dementia at other conferences. Other research interest areas include chronic conditions/morbidity, quality of care in nursing homes, and social support/social integration.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.