Working collaboratively with community partners, JFCS will expand support for those living alone with ADRD
, expand services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with ADRD
or at risk of ADRD
, and enhance behavioral symptom management training and support for family caregivers.
The recommendations emphasize a response to concurrent needs to enhance public awareness, support Pennsylvanians living with ADRD
and their caregivers, educate healthcare providers and foster research.
Falls risks are even greater in those with ADRD
who have disrupted higher cognitive processes, resulting in abnormal gait function and movement, significantly greater balance and limb coordination problems, along with a decrease in postural control(4).
Barring an intervening illness or accident, nearly all people with ADRD
eventually require assistance with even the most basic activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, and eating.
Persons with ADRD
typically have more comorbidities (McCormick et al.
Such resident behavior comes as little surprise when one considers the bathing experience from the perspective of a resident with ADRD
Keep in mind that patients with ADRD
generally report being able to give more self-care than they really can.
Shankle works with and enables primary care physicians to identify and manage an individual's risk factors for ADRD
The purpose of this paper is review research examining the use of music and music therapy used for people who have ADRDs
and display agitated behaviours.
What are the specific issues that risk management in SCUs should address, and what actions can be taken to reduce the frequency and severity of loss exposures posed by the distinct needs of ADRD
According to the Alzheimer's Association, it is estimated that more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians are currently living with ADRD
and, nationwide, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Changing the proactive approach of the medical and non-medical communities to ADRD
healthcare is a substantial yet achievable challenge, and comprehensive education is the first step," said Dr.