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Environment & Communication Assessment Tookit for Dementia Care (Complete) (Hardcover)

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Title: Environment & Communication Assessment ...

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Kit includes:


  • ECAT Basic Kit , without meters, which includes the ECAT Manual, ECAT Assessment Form (single) ECAT Card Pack, and ECAT CD-ROM)

  • ECAT Light Meter and

  • ECAT Sound Meter


As communication skills decline in people with dementia, a supportive environment becomes crucial to a resident's abilities to express needs and desires. The ECAT is the evidence-based toolkit to help you recognize what physical and social changes will help improve functioning, communication, and quality of life. Here are the tools to assess, interven, and modify—on an individualized basis—to ensure the quality of life for people with dementia. In three easy-to-follow steps, the ECAT Assessment Forms help you:

  • Assess activity performance with quick yes/no questions

  • Evaluate the environment to identify barriers and problems

  • Pinpoint individualized recommendations for intervention


The ECAT is not only person-centered but real-world. ECAT's developers are both researchers and experienced clinicians who have made sure the ECAT:

  • Integrates effortlessly into evaluation and treatment sessions

  • Helps keep up caseload demands with creative solutions,/li>
  • Satisfies regulatory requirements

  • Leads to straightforward functional therapeutic interventions

  • Identifies low-cost, person-centered environmental modifications


In field-tests, 97% of professionals using ECAT reported it gave them new treatment options to use with clients with dementa. Discover for yourself the surprisingly simple environmental changes that can improve functional independence by

  • increasing the size of sign lettering to identify spaces,

  • using colored tape around a door handle, and

  • encouraging social interations by rearranging seating areas.


  • ECAT for Dementia Care has more than 300 specific recommendations for interventions and modifications that reduce typical problems encountered during routine activities of daily living for people with dementia. With the ECAT's functionally-based assessment and intervention system, you are equipped with solutions!

    About the Author:

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., is President of I.D.E.A.S. Inc. (Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society), a consultation, education, and research firm dedicated to exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment—social and organizational as well as physical—particularly as it relates to older adults who are frail and impaired. She is also Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Institute on Aging and Environmental at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Calkins holds degrees in both psychology and architecture. A member of several national organizations and panels that focus on issues of care for older adults with cognitive impairment, she speaks frequently at conferences nationally and internationally. She has published extensively, and her book Design for Dementia: Planning Environments for the Elderly and the Confused (National Health Publication, 1998) was the first comprehensive design guide for special care units for people with dementia. Dr. Calkins is Director and a founding member of SAGE (Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments), and has been a juror for numerous design competitions

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