National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update. Strategy 2.B: Ensure Timely and Accurate Diagnosis


Linking the Public to Diagnostic and Clinical Management Services. ACL has new educational opportunities for family members of and service providers for persons with IDD about changes that may indicate the onset of dementia. Two webinars and an issue paper became available in 2015.


Gerontological Society of America Report. A new report is available that summarizes the discussion of a workgroup convened to outline the pathway from detection to diagnosis to management using evidence-supported tools. These tools can be integrated into clinical work flow, including the assessment opportunity created by the inclusion of cognitive impairment detection as a required element of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). The workgroup involved a team of experts that the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) assembled from across the public, private, and academic sectors.

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