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Sundance: A Novel Community-based Pilot Program for Later-stage Dementia Care

1 January 2015


This article provides background, philosophy, and program development strategies used for Sundance, a community-based dementia care program in Portland, Oregon. The program is an innovative extension of existing adult day services. It is designed to serve individuals with later-stage dementia who demonstrate challenging behaviors and live in the community with a family caregiver. Programming includes evidence informed person-centered care using nonpharmacologic strategies and sensory-based interventions.


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