Tam Cummings, Ph.D., Gerontologist
Author, Untangling Alzheimer’s: The Guide for Families and Professionals
Dementia professionals use a variety of tools to determine decline and remaining function in Persons with Dementia. Specific tools help us give physicians, nurses and caregiving staff a better picture of what is happening to the resident. Assessing for depression, anxiety, ADLs, IADLs, pain, etc., keeps arguments out of the doctor’s office and helps us to assist families in understanding the disease process.
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