Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Conclusion


By soliciting input from a variety of sources, the Task Force was able to get information about the challenges faced by the three specific populations of focus: people with younger-onset dementia, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. There were many common recommendations made across these populations. The Task Force reviewed each and determined which recommendations may be addressed in further exploration, which are being addressed by existing work, and which were beyond the scope of the National Plan. As the 2013 Update to the National Plan is written, HHS and its federal partners will explore the feasibility of implementing the most promising recommendations.

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