National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update. Goal 3: Expand Supports for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Their Families


People with AD/ADRD and their families need supports that go beyond the care provided in settings such as doctors' offices, hospitals, and nursing homes. Families and other unpaid caregivers play a central role. Supporting people with AD/ADRD and their families and caregivers requires giving them the tools that they need, helping to plan for future needs, and ensuring that safety and dignity are maintained. Under this goal, the Federal Government and partners will undertake strategies and actions that will support people with the disease and their families and caregivers.