The Alzheimer's Association website is a great source for research, tools and information. Their professional care providers section provides a variety of useful materials for facilities and professionals, and the CareSource section helps caregivers coordinate assistance from family and friends, locate senior housing and enhance caregiving skills.
The Alzheimer's Association Green-Field Library is the nation's largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's. Librarians are available to take questions by phone, e-mail or live chat. Online users can search the catalog, find books, journals and videos. Subscribe to their Web feed to be alerted when something new is added to the collection.
Eden At Home Series: Applies the 10 Eden Principles to those elders living at home along with their care partners (family, friends, neighbors, volunteers, home health professionals). The Eden Alternative is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live.
The NYS Department of Health's Edge Program is a web based
resource designed to give staff members in dementia care
settings the tools they need to help provide quality care.
The program offers guidance to identify and implement interventions
that specifically address care and communication challenges faced
in dementia care.
Mouth Care Without a Battle Is an evidence-based
approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with
cognitive and physical impairment. Developed by the research
group that brought you "Bathing Without a Battle" (C), Mouth Care
Without a Battle combines best practices in oral hygiene with
proven techniques to overcome resistence to care among persons with
dementia and related conditions.
"Look at Me" is a video by the Veteran's Administration that tells the story of an elder in a long-term care facility. He asks those who care for him to see him as an individual instead of the shell of a person he is now.
Developing Person-Centred Care: Addressing Contextual Challenges Through Practice Development
Developing person-centred care is not a one-time event; rather it requires a sustained commitment from organisations to the ongoing facilitation of developments, a commitment both in clinical teams and across organizations. Contextual factors pose the greatest challenge to person-centredness and the development of cultures that can sustain person-centred care.
A moving short video that really sends a message about aging and intergenerational communication.
This website has many resources for person-centered practice.