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Three-Part Webinar Series: Early Identification of Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter partnered with Primaris to educate healthcare providers about early identification of Alzheimer’s. A three-part webinar series was presented by international leaders in geriatrics and dementia and covered new screening tools, physician reimbursement, and information about the Medicare Wellness Visit. Physician Reimbursement for Detection and Management of Dementia Charles A. […]

Patient and Family Engagement Campaign – Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative

The Patient and Family Engagement Campaign was a collaborative effort between Primaris and the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter focusing on hospital care for persons with Dementia.  This presentation was presented during the Outcomes Congress in July.   Dementia Friendly Hospital

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Click here to learn the 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If […]

Pre-Hospitalization Checklist for Patients with Memory Impairment

Patients and families who are more engaged in their own health care are better equipped to regain health during hospitalization. Use this checklist from the Partner with Me project and find ways to improve your hospitalization experience. Download Checklist  

Alzheimer’s Association E-Learning Courses

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association FREE E-Learning Courses by clicking here. FREE e-learning is currently available for the following programs: Know the 10 Signs The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers: Early Stage Living with […]

2014 PQRS Guide

Use this guide to get started with Physician Quality Reporting System.

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN? Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Ensure you are reporting correctly in I6000, I5350, and I5250! Download full CAT Tip

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Calls

The repetition of a word or question is likely a cry for comfort and security.  It may soothe the person or be a learned behavior.  When care providers and elders develop a close, trusting relationship, the constant cry for attention often goes away.  Learn ways to make a connection with those who have dementia. Download […]

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Purrs Interpreted

Check your mood at the door, and smile! You are being watched. Those around you whose words have lost their meaning are on high alert to your body language and emotions—they need to know they are safe and accepted. Calm reassurance and connection through gentle touch, music, smiles, hugs, and holding hands help people know […]

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tip #8

PUP Tip #8: PUP Begs for Communication PUP-tip – Tip 8

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