The Iowa Geriatric Education Center website offers the family-focused training series called Family Involvement in Care: Advancing Care Partnerships (abbreviated as FIC on the website). 

The progressive loss of abilities in dementia often results in family members caring for their loved ones as the disease advances. Studies show that when family and health care providers approach care as a partnership, better outcomes occur. The overarching goal of the Family Involvement in Care (FIC) program is to help families and providers work together to provide the highest quality of person-centered care possible. This ten-part series covers topics such as communicating with providers, negotiating on the behalf of your loved one, how to ask difficult questions, managing medications, and more.

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