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

Originally presented 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:

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