2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

INT-2 - Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Sunday, October 7
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: NAB: 3 | Nurses 3

To ensure that people living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia are receiving high-quality care based on the most up-to-date, peer-reviewed evidence, the Alzheimer’s Association will release its new practice recommendations in a special supplement of The Gerontologist. The topic areas include person-centered care, detection and diagnosis, assessment and care planning and medical management. Attendees will also learn about ongoing care, staffing and therapeutic environments and safety and transitions and coordination of care. This session will provide an overview of the recommendations and discuss how they can be used to increase the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Learning Objectives:

Douglas Pace, LNHA

Director - Mission Partnerships
Alzheimer's Association

Doug Pace is the Director of Mission Partnerships with the Alzheimer's Association. In this role, he provides strategic leadership with government and other organizations to enhance the Association’s influence in the area of dementia care. Previously, Doug was the Executive Director of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC). The AELTCC’s major initiative is the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home Campaign, a national campaign to improve the quality of life and quality of care for the country’s 1.5 million nursing home residents. Prior to AELTCC, Doug was the Executive Director of the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA). Before joining the LTQA, Doug was the Director of the Long-Term Care Solution Campaign at Leading Age in Washington, DC. He returned back to Leading Age in March 2008 after 18 months as the Executive Director of the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care at The New School in New York, NY. Before joining the Commission, Doug was the Vice-President for Culture Transformation and the Director of Assisted Living and Continuing Care with Leading Age. Prior to joining AAHSA in June of 2001, Doug was the President of Leading Age Tennessee in Nashville, TN. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator who ran a 210 bed multi-level facility including a SNF, NF, a secured Alzheimer’s unit and assisted living before joining Leading Age TN.


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Sam Fazio, PhD

Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research
Alzheimer's Association

Sam Fazio, PhD, Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research
Alzheimer's Association
Sam Fazio, Ph.D., is Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research at the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Fazio has worked for the national headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association since 1994 in a variety of areas, including Education and Training, Program Services and Medical and Scientific Relations. He currently works in the Program Services area where he oversees quality care standards and social/behavioral research initiatives. Dr. Fazio received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to working for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Fazio worked for Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, an adult day center specifically designed for people with dementia. He has worked in the field of aging since 1987 and has a broad range of experience, including research, leadership and management, working with older adults and families, and direct care. Dr. Fazio has presented both nationally and internationally as well as published several journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Fazio is the author of The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer’s: Getting to the Heart of Individualized Care and the co-author of the book Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care.


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Pauline L. Coram, BA

Director of Executive Learning, Assisted Living Division
HCR ManorCare

Pauline Leclerc Coram is Director of Executive Learning for the Assisted Living Division of HCR ManorCare. She leads the Education & Development Group that provides support services for 51 Arden Courts memory care communities which are exclusively dedicated to the care of individuals with dementia along with 3 Assisted/Independent communities for a total of 54 communities. The group provides training, coaching, and leadership development to the teams within the communities along with implementation of services to enhance and advance dementia services through process/system integrity.


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