Alzheimer's Association (November 8, 2011): Alzheimer's From the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer's Plan Must Address

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/08/2011

ABOUT THIS REPORT

Alzheimer's from the Frontlines:  Challenges a National Alzheimer's Plan Must Address summarizes the major challenges Americans report they face from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Over 43,000 people across the country participated in the Alzheimer's Association's public imput process to share their insights, concerns and hardships. Ten key issues emerged that they believe the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services must address in the National Alzheimer's Plan now being created through the implementation of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA):

- A lack of public awareness

- Insufficient research funding

- Difficulties with diagnosis

- Poor dementia care

- Inadequate treatments

- Specific challenges facing diverse communities

- Specific challenges facing those with younger-onset Alzheimer's

- Unprepared caregivers

- Ill-equipped communities

- Mounting costs

For current information on this campaign, and the creation and implementation of the National Alzheimer's Plan, please visit www.alz.org/napa.

 

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