Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community:: Experience of The Administration On Aging's ADSSP Grantees

Citation

Gould, E., Wiener, J., Hughes, S., Shuman, S., Lyda-McDonald, B., & Maslow, K. (2017). Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community:: Experience of The Administration On Aging's ADSSP Grantees. U.S. Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living.

Abstract

In 2008, the Administration on Aging (AoA) shifted the focus of the Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP)-AoA's program that provides grants to states for projects to improve services to people with dementia and their caregivers-to support projects that translate evidence-based, nonpharmacological interventions from research to practice in the community. Sixteen states used ADSSP grants to conduct translation projects to implement 9 existing evidence-based interventions. These projects are now complete. This report analyzes the experience of those ADSSP state grantees and their community partners to understand what issues they confronted and the strategies they used to address them.