Final Report: 2007 Alzheimer's Disease Task Force, January 2008

(2008) Final Report: 2007 Alzheimer's Disease Task Force, January 2008. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)


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Following an overview of the history of the task force and background information on Alzheimer’s disease, the report is divided into four sections. These sections correspond to the delineation of four subcommittees into which task force members were divided. It should be noted that the term “Alzheimer’s Disease” is used to encompass not only Alzheimer’s disease but also additional brain disorders such as vascular dementia, mixed dementia, mild cognitive impairment, dementia with Lewy bodies, and other types of dementia. Interspersed throughout the report are verbatim comments received from Iowans who responded to on-line surveys about how Alzheimer’s disease has affected their lives. Their words poignantly give voice to the emotions, frustrations, and hopes of Iowans who are personally experiencing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. The Report includes 22 recommendations to the Iowa General Assembly designed to improve the availability and quality of services for people with dementia, their caregivers, and their families. The recommendations fall into four categories; a) Education and Training; b) Services and Housing; c) Wellness and Disease Management; and, d) Funding and Reimbursement.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, aging, recommendations, task force, 2007, final report
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Health and medicine > Diseases > Alzheimers disease
ID Code: 5979
Deposited By: Users 355 not found.
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2008