In accordance with the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contracted with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene experts on advanced dementia. The experts will discuss and make suggestions about how providers, including primary care physicians and hospitals, should address patient-centered goals of care and care-related issues, such as infection management, feeding and nutrition problems, falls and injury prevention, transitional care and hospitalizations, and communication. The experts may also discuss models to improve care for persons with advanced dementia.
The second meeting of experts on advanced dementia will be held in Washington, DC on September 8, 2014 from 8:30-5:00. This meeting will focus on innovative practices in care for people with advanced dementia in various settings, including at home and in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Foster Care Program.
The meeting will be held at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Keck Building, 500 5th St., N.W., Washington DC. If you would like to attend the meeting as an observer, please send an email with your name, affiliation, address, and phone number to Katie Maslow, firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email response.
One additional meeting on advanced dementia is being planned, but the date for that meeting has not yet been selected.
If you have any questions, please email Katie Maslow, email@example.com.