The number of American’s living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will double to nearly 13 million people over the next 20 years, and it’s time for people to act.
Our partners at the Milken Institute recently released a significant report outlining a strategy containing five goals that were created to empower Americans to improve their brain health and decrease disparities associated with dementia.
These goals are:
Goal #1: Promote strategies to maintain and improve brain health for all ages, genders, and across diverse populations
Goal #2: Increase access to cognitive screening and early diagnosis
Goal #3: Increase opportunities for diverse participation in research and prioritize funding to address health disparities
Goal #4: Build a dementia-capable workforce across the care continuum
Goal #5: Establish services and policies that promote supportive communities and workplaces for people with dementia and their caregivers
The report contains new and updated information from organizations including the AARP Global Council on Brain Health and our partners at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, along with resources from the Home Instead website, HelpForAlzheimer’sFamilies.com and insights from Home Instead Global Advocacy Officer, Jisella Dolan.
I am proud that Home Instead is able to support the creation of this momentous report,” said Jeff Huber, president and CEO of Home Instead, Inc. “Until there is a cure, there is care., and at Home Instead, we see firsthand every day the impact of dementia and how our personalized care plans reduce the risks and financial impact of this devastating disease. We look forward to doing our part to advancing all five goals set forth in this report – including the goal of finding a cure or effective treatment.”