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 third and last meeting of experts on advanced dementia will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 21, 2015, from 8:30-5:00. This meeting will focus on policy issues that affect care of people with advanced dementia in various settings, including at home and in nursing homes, hospices, hospitals, and care transitions. Quality measurement approaches to improve care for people with advanced dementia will also be discussed.
The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington DC. Space is available for about 40 individuals to attend the meeting as observers. There will also be a call-in number for people who would like to listen to the meeting by phone. If you would like to attend the meeting as an observer or call in to the meeting by phone, 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. Individuals who register to attend the meeting or call in by phone will receive additional information about one week before the meeting.
If you have any questions, please email Katie Maslow, email@example.com.