Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging provides licensing, training and technical support to organizations offering SHARE. SHARE provides organizations with tools to help their clients voice their preferences for care, and facilitate communication with loved ones, in the early stages of dementia.
SHARE is an evidence-based-care-planning program that provides professionals with the tools they need to help families facing an early-stage dementia diagnosis.
The goals of SHARE are to:
Support care partners and help them communicate effectively and plan for the future
Promote Health and well-being, and decrease stress
Encourage participation in fulfilling Activities
Provide Education about dementia and how to manage changes that lie ahead.
- The SHARE Toolkit enables professionals to deliver the SHARE Program. The package includes:
- SHARE Program Manual
- SHARE Counselor Certified Online Training Course
- SHARE Guide for Families
- SHARE Counselor's Guide
- SHARE app for iPad*
- SHARE Magnet Boards and Magnetic Tiles
*iPad not included
Each SHARE session is designed to engage both the person with early-stage dementia and their care partner in discussions about symptoms, communication, care values and preferences, healthy activities and planning for the future.
proven to be effective through rigorous research!
Outcomes Include: High program satisfaction, improved communication, increased use of services, and development of a care plan for the future.
"There are some very powerful conversations during
the SHARE sessions. Each person has permission
to care for themselves, and the person who has
dementia is confident that their care partner will
make good decisions down the road."
~ SHARE Counselor
For more information on SHARE and to find out how you can become a licensed provider, click here.
Click here for a SHARE informational pamphlet for organizations interested in becoming licensed providers.
SHARE is an evidence-based program developed with funding from the U.S. Administration on Aging. For information on the research behind the development of the SHARE program, click here.