Resource Guide

1. First Line of Defense

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Guiding Principles
C. All About Me Booklet - Alzheimer's Society of Montreal
D. The Gerontological Society of America, 2018. Vol 58.-Evidence Based Non-Pharmacological Practices
E. My Personal Direction - The Consumer Voice
F. Life Story Questionnaire - New England QIN/QIO
G. Rethinking Antipsychotic Medication - Education Program for Direct Care Providers
H. World Alzheimer’s Report, 2019-Attitudes on Dementia
I. World Alzheimer’s Report, 2020-Design, Dignity and Dementia

2. Therapeutic Environment

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Creating a Therapeutic Environment Presentation
C. Stop and Listen Exercise
D. Stop and Listen Follow Up
E. Shift Huddles Tip Sheet - Pioneer Network
F. The Gerontological Society of America, 2000. Vol 40.-The Therapeutic Design of Environments for People with  Dementia

3. Data Driven Dashboard

A. Introductory Guidance
B. A Person-Centered Approach to QAPI Presentation
C. Data Driven Dashboard Template
D. Understanding the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures – New England QIN/QIO

4. Obvious & Demonstrated Competencies

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Direct Caregiver Competencies Guide - Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (GARD)
C. Staff Competencies Check List
D. Antipsychotic Flowchart
E. Difficult Behaviors (Alzheimer's Association Resource Document)
F. Questions to Change the Direction of Dementia, Anxiety and Aggression - My Alzheimer's Story

5. Hospital Transitions Process

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Hospital Transfer Form
C. BMJ Open 2017;7:e015257. Dementia-friendly interventions to improve care
D. Interact tools – Pathway Health
E. Bedside Assessment Team - BAT Team
F. TIPS Team - Sarah's Story

6. Family Education

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Antipsychotic Medication Fast Facts - AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative
C. Alzheimer's Association E-Services
D. Fast Facts about Advanced Directives - Maine Elder Law
E. Decision Guide Resource Page and Family Booklet – CMS PCORI

7. Process for Gradual Dose Reduction

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Example Gradual Dose Reduction Policy
C. Resident Prioritization Tool

8. Physician/Medical Director Engagement

A. Introductory Guidance
B. Guidance on Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics - SAMHSA
C. Approaches to Gradual Dose Reduction in Chronic Off-Label Antipsychotics - Consult Pharmacy, 2015. October;  30(10)
D. Pen Bay Healthcare Best Practice: Psychotropic Medication Rounds
E. National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
F. Huddles Tip Sheet


Staff Contact: 
Angela Westhoff

Staff Contact:
Maureen Carland
Director of Quality Improvement &
Regulatory Affairs