Value of Becoming a Leader in Dementia Care

CALA and ISLE are pleased to partner with The Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter forming Connecticut Leadership in Dementia Care (CLDC). EXCELL is a program developed by CLDC to enhance the quality of services provided to residents of Assisted Living communities and other settings and to elevate best practices in Dementia Care.

The goal of the EXCELL/Purple Flag for Dementia CareTM program is to achieve a higher quality of life for persons with dementia and shall be accomplished through enhanced staff education, demonstration of a commitment to best practices, and self-attestation to statements of quality as recommended by EXCELL.

EXCELL anticipates accepting the first applications for participation with the Purple Flag for Dementia CareTM program in the Fall of 2018.

More information about participating with the CLDC will be available in the coming months (Fall 2018). Please contact Christopher Carter, CALA President with questions –

Quick facts from the Alzheimer's Association (

% of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

# of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in Connecticut and the United States

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia

Alzheimer's kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined

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