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Provider Practice Tools

Use these ACT on Alzheimer's® provider practice tools and resources in your work with patients and clients who have memory concerns and to support their care partners. Included below are a protocol practice tool for cognitive impairment, a decision support tool for dementia care, a protocol practice tool for mid- to late-stage dementia, care coordination practice tools, and tips and action steps to share with a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's. These best practice tools incorporate the expertise of multiple community stakeholders, including clinical and community-based service providers.

Dementia-Specific Practice Tools and Resources for Providers

Dementia-Specific Practice Tools and Resources for ProvidersIncludes a list of ACT on Alzheimer's tools and resources for providers. These best practice tools incorporate recognized care standards as well as input from community stakeholders and people with dementia.


Clinical Provider Practice Tool Brochure Cover Image

Clinical Provider Practice Tool:  Provides physicians a streamlined protocol for managing cognitive impairment and guiding decisions for screening, diagnosis, and disease management.  This tool incorporates current best practices for efficient and appropriate dementia care. 
National version available

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Document iconTips for Screening and Diagnosing in Diverse Populations

Managing Dementia Across the Continuum

Managing Dementia Across the Continuum: Provides physicians a streamlined protocol for treating, managing and supporting persons with mid- to late-stage dementia, including information on non-pharmacological approaches to managing behavioral symptoms.  
National version available

Figure 1: Screening, Identifying, and Managing Behavioral Symptoms in Patients With Dementia

Table 1: Potential Nonpharmacologic Strategies

Table 2: General Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Managing Behavioral Symptoms

EMR Decision Support Tools for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Decision Support Tools: A manual designed to assist clinicians in implementing a standardized approach to all aspects of dementia care within the health record: screening, diagnosis, treatment and management.

Each tool guides the provider toward best care practices for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, with the benefit of improved diagnosis accuracy, care coordination and health outcomes. The tools may be used within a variety of EMR products and can be modified to meet the unique needs of each healthcare system. An Implementation Guide provides tips, steps, and case studies.

EMR Decision Support Tools Manual

EMR Decision Support Tools - Implementation Guide

EMR Decision Support Tools Marketing Flyer

EMR Decision Support Tools Manual (National Version)

After a Diagnosis

After a Diagnosis: Action steps and tips medical and provider professionals can share with individuals and their family when a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia is made. Includes support and resource information. 
National version available.

Care Coordination brochure

Care Coordination Practice Tool: A practice tool to support the coordination of care of patients with dementia and their care partners or caregivers, including a Dementia Care Plan Checklist. 
National version available

Memory Concerns brochure

Community Based Service Provider Practice Tool: A practice tool to assist community-based providers in supporting clients with memory concerns or cognitive impairment and their care partners. 
National version available


The ACT on Alzheimer's® Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit, provider practice tools, dementia training, and related resources may be reproduced, adapted, or both when these restrictions are followed:
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