Dementia-Capable Health Systems

Download care manager training materials, resources on health care systems change, and dementia care management toolkits to support healthcare organizations build dementia-capable systems of care

Advocacy & Technical Assistance

Advocacy and technical assistance documents provide a framework for working with healthcare organizations

Dementia Care Specialist

Evidence-derived training program for Dementia Care Specialists in health plans and healthcare organizations

Dementia Care Specialist Toolkit

The Dementia Care Specialist Toolkit provides healthcare professionals with tools to support dementia care management. It includes assessment instruments to help identify people with dementia and their families, and to assess their needs. The contents of this toolkit are not all-inclusive and are meant to complement and enhance existing care management tools and practices. Clinical judgement should be used when working with individuals and families, and procedures, policies, regulations, laws, and mandates should always be followed.

or download individual components of the Toolkit:

ALZ Direct Connect® Referral Program

Allows healthcare providers to directly link patients and families to Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

  • Access to care coordination and psychosocial support
  • Referrals to supportive services (often at no cost)
  • Help understanding the disease and navigating its progression
  • 360° approach to care through feedback to the referring provider

Project Replication

Materials are available for use with permission from Alzheimer’s Los Angeles by sending a request to

This project is supported, in part by grant numbers 90DS2002-01-00 and 90DS2017-01-00, from the Administration on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201; the California Department of Aging; the Change AGEnts Initiative Dementia Caregiving Network, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation through a multi-year grant to The Gerontological Society of America; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; and The Allergan Foundation. Grantees undertaking projects under government or foundation sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living, California Department of Aging, or other funders’ policy.