TOOLKIT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

This Provider Toolkit includes digital and creative files that can be shared with patients, as well as risk reduction guidance and other resources we hope you find helpful.

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TOOLKIT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

This Provider Toolkit includes digital and creative files that can be shared with patients, as well as risk reduction guidance and other resources we hope you find helpful.

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Welcome Letter

Dear Healthcare Provider,

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is fighting to end Alzheimer’s. And we know that to succeed it will take all of “us” – including health providers on the front lines serving patients and families. Like you, we want optimize brain health and support early detection and intervention, especially for those at highest risk such as communities of color and women. We understand that addressing memory concerns and providing care for the complex challenges that cognitive impairment brings can be challenging. And we have heard from health providers that you need information and better tools.

We developed BrainGuide to help address this need for better resources. Here you will find information you can share with patients about ways to reduce their risk for dementia, resources to help address the unique needs communities of color, and tools to help you share BrainGuide with your patients. BrainGuide is free, available in English and Spanish and allows people to take a memory questionnaire for themselves or a loved one. We hope this is helpful to you, and welcome your feedback and questions at info@mybrainguide.org.

What’s Included:

  • COMMUNICATION GUIDES
  • CLINICAL GUIDANCE
  • RISK REDUCTION
  • PATIENT RESOURCES
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • DIGITAL AND PRINT MATERIALS

Communications Guides

Kickstarting the conversation KAER Toolkit from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Talking with older patientsGuide developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The Well Woman Visit Mobile App Tool developed by Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference! Educational materials from the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Clinical Guidance

Mild Cognitive Impairment Practice GuidelinesAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Dementia Care Practice RecommendationsAlzheimer’s Association
Cognitive Care KitAmerican Academy of Family Physicians

Risk Reduction

Clinician Guide on Risk Reduction, Primary Prevention Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline

Provider Infographic, UsA2 (English/Spanish)

Provider Risk Reduction Guide - English

Provider Risk Reduction Guide - Spanish

Continuing Education

Alzheimer’s Disease Public Health Curriculum (CDC)

Digital and Print Materials

Email to Patients

Dear <NAME>,

I am writing to introduce you to a new platform called BrainGuide. I have found that this free resource, created by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, provides helpful information about cognitive health and memory concerns.

BrainGuide is free and easy-to-access – in English and Spanish – online at MyBrainGuide.org and by phone at 855-272-4641. BrainGuide provides memory questionnaires that you can take on behalf of yourself or someone you care about. Once the questionnaire is complete, BrainGuide offers a set of tailored resources based on the answers you provide. Privacy is protected, and responses are not recorded or shared with anyone. BrainGuide does not provide a diagnosis, only a doctor can do that with more information.

Resources may include tips for keeping your brain healthy, information about screening and detection, ideas for how to raise the topic with your loved ones and providers, and links to local resources. BrainGuide will help you take the first steps in your brain health journey with confidence.

Thanks very much and please contact us with any questions.

Digital and Print Materials

Postcard

This BrainGuide postcard is perfect for any direct distribution needs, whether it be through mail or in person. It contains concise information on what BrainGuide is and offers, as well as a QR code so your patients can easily access BrainGuide at MyBrainGuide.org

Printing instructions:The postcard is intended to print double sided and in color, on 4-by-6-inch paper. 130#, smooth white cover stock paper is recommended.

Click on the image to access a downloadable file.

BrainGuide PostcardBrainGuide Postcard

Flyer

The BrainGuide flyer contains information on BrainGuide, what it is, what kind of information a user can expect to find, and how to access it. The flyer includes a QR code so constituents can easily access BrainGuide. Distribution possibilities include in person, direct mail, and scaling it to digital poster ads within your office space.

Printing instructions: The flyer is intended to print one sided and in color, on 8.5-by-11-inch paper.

Click on the image to access a downloadable file.

BrainGuide Flyer

1-Pager

Our BrainGuide 1-pager is a document with extensive information on BrainGuide, what it is, what it offers and how to access it. The 1-pager includes a QR code so constituents can easily access BrainGuide. Distribution possibilities include direct handouts to employees, placement in offices, and posting in bulletins, etc.

Printing instructions: The 1-pager is intended to print one sided and in color, on 8.5-by-11- inch paper.

Click on the image to access a downloadable file.

BrainGuide 1-Pager

Website Banners and Upload Instructions

BrainGuide banners, available in 4 different sizes and styles, are art files that can be directly uploaded to your website to link your audiences to BrainGuide. Outlined below are two options to implement the widgets from your website:one with and one without HTML coding.

OPTION 1: Image & Link

Choose from the selection of banners provided below and then access a downloadable file by clicking on the selected widget. Next, link the image to MyBrainGuide.org.

BrainGuide Widget 1
Widget 1
BrainGuide Widget 2
Widget 2
BrainGuide Widget 3
Widget 3
BrainGuide Widget 4
Widget 4

OPTION 2: Embedded HTML Code

Choose an image and embed its HTML code into your website. This option will automatically link to MyBrainGuide.org

Widget 1:

<a href=”https://mybrainguide.org/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=widget&utm_ campaign=bg-w1” target=”_blank”> <img alt=”BrainGuide empowers people from all communities to act on brain health.” src=https://mybrainguide.org/images/widgets/BrainGuideWidget1-300x250.png width=”300” height=”250”>

Widget 2:

<a href=”https://mybrainguide.org/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=widget&utm_ campaign=bg-w2” target=”_blank”> <img alt=”BrainGuide empowers people from all communities to act on brain health.” src=https://mybrainguide.org/images/widgets/BrainGuideWidget2-300x600.png width=”300” height=”600”>

Widget 3:

<a href=”https://mybrainguide.org/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=widget&utm_ campaign=bg-w3” target=”_blank”> <img alt=”BrainGuide empowers people from all communities to act on brain health.” src=https://mybrainguide.org/images/widgets/BrainGuideWidget3-336x280.png width=”336” height=”280”>

Widget 4:

<a href=”https://mybrainguide.org/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=widget&utm_ campaign=bg-w4” target=”_blank”> <img alt=”BrainGuide empowers people from all communities to act on brain health.” src=https://mybrainguide.org/images/widgets/BrainGuideWidget4-728x90.png width=”728” height=”90”>