departments: Best PRACTICESAbout Me: Knowing the Person With Advanced DementiaDOUGHERTY, JAN MS, RN; GALLAGHER, MARIBETH MS, PMHNP, RN; CABRAL, DANIELLE BA; LONG, CAROL O. PHD, RN; MCLEAN, AMY MS, ANP, RNAuthor Information Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, is Director of Family and Community Services at Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, Ariz. She has developed many innovative programs to enhance comfort and quality of life for persons with dementia. Maribeth Gallagher, MS, PMHNP, RN, is Dementia program Director at Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Ariz. Her work focuses on comfort measures to optimize quality of life in persons with advanced dementia. Danielle Cabral, BA, supports Dementia Program research, data collection and analysis, program evaluation, and development of educational materials for professional and family caregivers. Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, is Principal of Capstone Healthcare Group, Phoenix, Ariz. She was instrumental in the development of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia training program and standards with the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter. Amy McLean, MS, ANP, RN, is an adult nurse practitioner with the Dementia Program at Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, Ariz. She has a special interest in educating nurses on pain assessment in patients with advanced dementia. Address correspondence to: Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, AZ 85001. E-mail: Jan.Dougherty@bannerhealth.com. Alzheimer's Care Quarterly: January-March 2007 - Volume 8 - Issue 1 - p 12-16 Buy ©2007Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.