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Dementia Care Coordination is a partnership program between the Alzheimer’s Association & a Health System designed to change the medical management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The Key to DCC is an outgoing call from a trained clinician at the Alzheimer’s Association to the caregiver.


The goal of the outgoing call is to provide the caregiver resources and strategies before a crisis situation occurs.


Published studies show that interventions like DCC reduce hospitalizations, decrease ED visits, and delay nursing home admission.

 Quality measures include the validated Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview and a proprietary quality evaluation

DCC was piloted in 2013; since then, we have partnered with fourteen Health Systems to provide support to over 6000 families

DCC is a cost-sharing model in which philanthropic dollars fund the program initially; the Health System is able to collect outcomes and utilization data to support funding for the program after the initial period. There is no charge to the patient or the caregiver for any of our services

For more information, contact vlhandunge@alz.org or lmccarthy@alz.org, or call 617-868-6718