Crisis Prevention/Intervention

  • Proactive planning for Behaviorial & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

    Music and Memory Program

    Memory Cafe

    • Held monthly - 2020 dates
    • Opportunity for fellowship with others living with memory loss

    The DICE Approach (Describe, Investigate, Create, Evaluate)

    • Call ADRC Dementia Care Specialist (608-785-5700) to discuss if this approach is appropriate for your situation


    Peer Caregiver Support


    Dementia Toolkit - all the toolkit files are located here:


    A nonpharmacologic toolkit to promote positive behavioral health

    ABC approach of understanding and responding to symptoms of dementia (an oldie but a goodie)

    Proven Dementia De-escalation Techniques (very basic and short - 6 pages)

    Crisis Prevention (CPI)

    • Empowering and supporting individuals and organizations to deliver person-centered, dementia capable memory care.
    • Strongly recommended for acute care
    • Fee based
    • Crisis Prevention (CPI)
  • Therapeutic Design of Physical Space

    Tactics to make your facilities physical space more dementia friendly:

    Dementia Care Environment Audit Tools and Services

    • Audit tools for assessing the care environment


    Environmental & Communication Assessment Toolkit (ECAT) for Dementia Care (cost)

    • This evidence-based toolkit includes the tools you need to assess, intervene, and modify on an individualized basis to ensure the quality of life for people with dementia. This is available from multiple websites.

    Person Directed Dementia Care Assessment Toolkit

    • Excellent resource published by Wisconsin DHS
    • A guide for creating quality of life and successfully refocusing behavior


  • Crisis Response Options
    • La Crosse Mobile Crisis (24/7)
      • 608-784-4357
      • Contact for immediate stabilization of an individual
      • Decision tree for next steps
    • Great Rivers 2-1-1
      • Offers free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours/day
      • Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist
      • Crisis Hotline 24/7
        • Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to a crisis specialist
    • Alzheimer Association 24/7 hotline
      • 1-800-272-3900
      • Answers all types of questions
    • Dementia Emergency Website
      • Suggestions to calm a variety of situations
      • Information is generalized
Date Last Updated: 10/21/2020 11:09 am