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Alzheimer’s Care Offers Unique Challenges and Opportunities

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Editor’s Note: In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sept. 21, we offer this Encore presentation of Christine Winters’ 2014 post about engaging the Alzheimer’s patient. Alzheimer’s patients offer significant challenges and providers often are challenged by how to offer appropriate care.  Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s in the U.S.  It’s an irreversible, progressive…

Informed Consent Compliance with Regulatory Requirements:  A Formidable Challenge

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Editor’s Note: Informed consent is far more than getting a signature on a form. A true informed consent process requires patient engagement and involvement to ensure the best clinical outcome. Here, Dr. Aaron Fink outlines the challenges with regulatory compliance and offers a practical solution for truly engaging with patients in the process. Informed consent is a…

Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Becoming Dementia Friendly

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The future success of providers hinges on an understanding that societal health is more than just about population health and that ACO players are not just hospitals, physicians and long-term care entities. Rather, employers, banks, supermarkets–in short, the community–all play a role when it comes to understanding dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Caring for family caregivers in…