NATIONAL PLAN TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: 2017 UPDATE. Goal 3: Expand Supports for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and Their Families


Families and other unpaid caregivers play a central role in caring for people with AD/ADRD and may need supports beyond the care provided in settings such as doctors' offices, hospitals, and nursing homes. Supporting people with AD/ADRD and their families and caregivers includes providing access to tools that they need and helping to plan for future needs with the goal of maintaining safety and dignity. 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.