Foundation Releases Guide for Homelike Facilities for Residents with Dementia

July 3, 2014 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative have published Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, a guide intended to address the needs of the growing population of individuals with cognitive impairment and their families and caregivers. Arguing that individuals with dementia and cognitive impairment deserve a homelike setting that fosters high-quality, person-centered care, the guide emphasizes the importance of "maximizing the remaining strengths of residents with cognitive impairment."

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