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Dementia Update:
A New National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease
Research, Care and Services

Originally webcast on June 21, 2012

David P. Hoffman M.Ed. C.C.E.
Bureau Director
Office of Health Insurance Programs
State of New York, Department of Health

The World Health Organization reported in April that dementia (Alzheimer’s is the most common type) is a worldwide public health crisis, and no nation is prepared. There have been significant developments in research, and results differ with commonly held former beliefs. This broadcast will provide participants with a working knowledge of key facts regarding the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease; an overview of the new National Action Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease; and the evidence-base for early detection and caregiver supports.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the public health burden of dementia today
  • Identify tools made available through the National Plan
  • Explain key evidence-based strategies to address Alzheimer's Disease

This program is supported by funding from:

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until June 2015.

The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.