HABC Resources

HABC Monitor

The HABC Monitor is an instrument developed for the purpose of assessing and monitoring symptoms of dementia over time. The instrument covers the four clusters of dementia symptoms: cognitive, functional, behavioral and mood, and caregiver stress. The HABC Monitor depends on self-reports and informal caregiver reports that do not require the presence of a clinician or facilitator and can be completed through paper, web, or telephone based templates.

Please complete the appropriate version of the HABC Monitor below: 

Self Report Version  To be completed by the patient 
Caregiver Version  To be completed by one or more caregivers of the patient

Please print and bring the completed form(s) to your appointment where it will be scored and discussed during your office visit.


HABC Handouts

Please view our handouts on various aging topics.

Taking Care of Yourself Catestrophic Reactions & Sundowning
Problems Associated with Memory Loss I   Problems Associated with Memory Loss II
Coping During the Holidays I Coping During the Holidays II
Common Caregiver Responses I Common Caregiver Reponses II
Types of Activities I Types of Activities II
Activities to Encourage Activities to Avoid
Falling & Injuries                                        Bath Time
Clothing Ideas  Dental Care
Getting Dressed  Guidelines for Coping 
Mealtimes I Mealtimes II
Personal Care  Toileting
Communicating with your Loved One  Suggestions for Communication 
Inappropriate Sexual Behavior  Looking on the Bright Side 
Depression  Repetitive Behavior 
Help with Exercise  Help with Balance & Walking 
Help with Wandering I Help with Wandering II
Nonverbal Message      Understanding Nonverbal Messages 
Delirium in the Hospital I Delirium in the Hospital II
Delirium at Home I Delirium at Home II
Help with Hallucinations Help with Sleeping
Help with Verbal Noises Paranoia