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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.

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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.

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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.

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Providers identify 5 key areas for person-centered care of residents with dementia

Several senior living companies were part of a roundtable that helped researchers identify five areas of change and developed person-centered practical solutions to address the unmet needs of people with dementia. The results of their work appear in the November issue of JAMDA, the journal of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

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