HHS Releases 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Plan Update continued...
A unified Alzheimer’s disease training curriculum for primary care providers will be developed to help deliver high-quality dementia care. Researchers will investigate avoidable hospitalization and emergency department use among those with Alzheimer’s disease and the best interventions for reducing them.
Detection of elder abuse and neglect will be expanded through aging networks and program providers who work with the Alzheimer’s population. Demonstration grants will be awarded to help promote legal services groups that assist families and communities impacted by Alzheimer’s.
An expanded Dementia Capability Toolkit will be developed for state and local health networks to better help them provide dementia services in their communities.