Although Alzheimer's Disease represents 60-80% of dementia diagnoses, there are several other forms of dementia, including Vascular, Lewy Body, and forms that occur in association with conditions such as Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. To learn more about types of dementia, click here to visit the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center through the National Institute on Aging.
Georgia Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias (GARD) State Plan Publications & Products
GARD Outreach & Partnerships workgroup developed a flyer to promote brain health and the early detection of dementia. This resource can be used by faith communities, senior centers, or other groups. You can view that flyer by clicking here .
GARD Workforce Development workgroup developed the Competency Guide for Dementia Care: Direct Careworker Workforce Development . This competency guide aims to help educators and employers of direct careworkers choose high-quality DCW education and identify strategies to improve work environment in ways that support both learning and quality of care.
If you have questions or want to provide feedback on these publications, please contact Aline Stone. You can learn about State Plan projects by clicking here.
The following organizations provide services, support, and information to people whose lives have been touched by dementia.
- The Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan
- 2016 Progress Report: Georgia Dementia Plan
- Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)
- Georgia DHS Division of Aging Services
- Georgia's 12 Area Agencies on Aging operate the Aging and Disability Resource Connection. Call toll-free at 866-552-4464.
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Georgia Department of Community Health
- Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Guardianship Law in Georgia
- Alternatives to Guardianship with Advance Directives
- GARD Brain Strong Flyer
National nonprofits and Georgia Chapters
- Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter
- Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
- Lewy Body Dementia Association
- National Stroke Association
- American Parkinson Disease Association, Georgia Chapter
- Huntington's Disease Society of America, Georgia Chapter
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter
- Parkinson’s Foundation
Other State-Specific Resources
Dementia Education & Training Resources
- Care Training Resources for Caregivers
- Dementia Care Training and Certification for Professionals
- Dementia Capability Webinars
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
- Virtual Dementia Tour
Second Wind Dreams
- Dementia Training and Professional Dementia Certifications
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Training Curriculum
Health Resources & Services Administration
Other State Resources
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services (2015) Wisconsin Dementia Care Guiding Principles
- Smith, M., and Buckwalter, K. (2006) Back to the A-B-C’s: Understanding and Responding to Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia. John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (HCGNE), College of Nursing, University of Iowa
High-Quality Dementia Curricula
- Southwest Dementia Partnership, U.K. (2011) Dementia Competency Framework
- Alzheimer Society of Canada. (2019) PC P.E.A.R.L.STM: 7 Key Elements of Person-Centered Care of People with Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes
- Scottish Government, Edinburgh. (2011) Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland: Action to support the change programme, Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy
- Skills for Health and Health Education England, and Skills for Care. (2015) Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework. NHS Health Education England
- ACT on Alzheimer's. (2017) Dementia Curriculum
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Planning Framework, University of Waterloo
- Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN). (2009) Curriculum for UK Dementia Education (CfDE). Dementia U.K
Care Partner Resources
Recommended Reading for Increasing Awareness/Knowledge
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