Healthy People 2020 . CDC, in collaboration with NIH and ACL, released the midcourse review data for the Healthy People 2020 topic areas, Dementias Including Alzheimer's Disease .
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New Tool Enables Easier Tracking of NIH Research Milestones . NIH launched the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Research Implementation Milestone Database, a user-friendly web-based tool to track NIH funding initiatives and activities, targeting milestones aimed at achieving the Plan's ultimate research goal. Through the milestone data
World Dementia Research Leaders . In October 2016, representatives from NIH participated in the 24th Management Board Meeting of the European Union (EU) Joint Programme on Neurodegeneration (JPND) and delivered a presentation on the IADRP managed by NIA. Over 30 member countries participated in the meeting; focused on the overall goal of increa
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregivers' Health into Indian Country . IHS and ACL are partnering with the REACH-VA training team at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in REACH into Indian Country, a project funded by the Rx Foundation to implement the REACH caregiver support intervention across Indian Country. The initial
Memory Sunday: Increasing Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease in Church Congregations . CDC supported the Balm in Gilead to develop and implement Memory Sunday, the Second Sunday in June, as a designated Sunday, within congregations serving African Americans, that provides education on AD: prevention, treatment, research studies and caregiving.
Picture of Housing and Health Part 2: Medicare and Medicaid Use Among Older Adults in HUD-Assisted Housing, Controlling for Confounding Factors . ASPE and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a follow-up report to the 2014 Picture of Housing and Health: Medicare and Medicaid Use Among Older Adults in HUD-Assisted
Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs . ACL's Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (OLTCOP) continues to provide training, technical assistance, and federal regulations that help states' long-term care ombudsman (LTCO) programs to better meet the needs of individuals living with dementia in long-term care facilities. These activiti
Understanding How Families Find and Access Long-Term Services and Supports . Little is known about how families and older adults gather information, make decisions, and access long-term care when a loved one needs assistance such as after a dementia diagnosis. In 2015, ASPE undertook an exploratory qualitative research project to examine where
Economic Impacts of Programs to Support Unpaid Caregivers . ASPE has begun a study on the economic impacts of programs to support informal caregivers. Informal caregiving is likely to grow in the coming decades as the baby boomer cohort ages. Not only will there likely be an increased need for caregiving, as disability increases with age, but t
National Brain Health Center for African Americans . CDC supported the development of the National Brain Health Center for African Americans (NBHCAA). The mission of NBHCAA is to raise awareness of the issues of cognitive health among African Americans by working through networks of faith-based institutions and by establishing partnerships with
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative-Specialized Supportive Services . ACL continues to use Prevention and Public Health Funds to support 21 ADI-SSS grantees and their partners, which are located across the country and in Puerto Rico.
Evaluate Evidence on Care Integration . HHS continued to explore how service delivery models that integrate acute care and LTSS add value beyond that of the traditional, fragmented care system. The project will have a special focus on integrated care functions for people with disabilities and cognitive impairment, and will describe payment poli
Preventable Hospitalizations . CDC worked with partners to conduct a review of interventions related to dementia and decreasing preventable hospitalizations, as well as a systematic review of caregiver interventions.
Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program . ACL continues to support state grantees and their partners in the implementation of dementia-capable LTSS systems. The grantees are lead dementia agencies within their states, in direct response to recommendations from the Advisory Council. Grantees are: (1) developing a "no wrong door" service
National Research Summit on Care and Services for Persons with Dementia, Family Members, and Caregivers . Under the auspices of the NAPA Advisory Council, planning is fully underway for a National Research Summit on Care and Services for Persons with Dementia, Family Members, and Caregivers .
Educate Physicians and Other Health Care Providers About Accessing Long-Term Services and Supports . One barrier to counseling and support is that health care providers are not aware of available services and how to access them.
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.
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Person-Centered Counseling Training Program . HHS promotes person-centered planning and self-direction, where people receiving HCBS are empowered to have more control and direction over the HCBS they receive. ACL completed its development of a six-course training program for person-centered planning and counseling. The program addresses cogniti
Reporting Research Findings . NIA operates the ADEAR Center, the primary Federal Government resource for information about AD/ADRD, research, and caregiving. The ADEAR Center educates the public about the latest research findings and clinical trial participation via free, evidence-based information available online and in print. In addition, NI