Topics – Dementia/Alzheimer’s

Dementia / Alzheimer's


More news for Thursday, April 1

Biden’s infrastructure plan includes prioritized funding for affordable housing, long-term care … 1 in 5 adults unable to pay for healthcare: Gallup poll … Non-drug interventions more effective in easing depression in dementia: study … CDC: COVID was third leading cause of death in 2020; highest among elders, Hispanics … Dementia patients at greater risk of delirium in COVID-19, but not severity

More news for Thursday, March 25

Michigan Supreme Court to hear arguments related to death of independent living resident who wandered into cold … Acts Retirement–Life Communities partners with Wilmington University for employee education opportunities … Assisted living resident with dementia won’t face charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on slow-speed chase in stolen truck … Florida lifts long-term care visitation restrictions; masking, infection control still required … Texas following federal guidelines on long-term care visitation and essential caregivers
dome of Capitol Building, exterior shot

Omnibus bill includes $3.1 billion for dementia research

The $1.4 trillion appropriations omnibus spending bill advanced by congressional leaders on Monday includes an increase of more than $300 million in funding for dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2021. With this increase, annual funding for NIH research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias would top $3.1 billion.
headshots of Sens. Pat Toomey and Debbie Stabenow

91 groups, individuals praise bipartisan Alzheimer’s-related efforts in Senate

Twenty-seven organizations and 64 individuals told Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) that they are “particularly encouraged” by the lawmakers’ recommendation that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation create and test alternative payment and coordinated care models targeting Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease.
Milken Institute panel on disparities in dementia care

Recommendations to reduce disparities in dementia care due in 2021

Final recommendations on ways to reduce disparities in dementia, which were developed during a stakeholder roundtable sponsored by the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care, will be released in the first quarter of 2021, Nora Super, executive director of the Alliance and senior director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, said Tuesday.