New Report: Alzheimer’s From The Front Lines

The NAPA (National Alzheimer’s Project Act) issued it’s new report addressing the 10 key issues that they believe must be addressed in a National Alzheimer’s Plan. The report, called: Alzheimer’s From the Front Lines: Challenges a National Plan Must Address can be found on the Alzheimer’s Association’s website (and a link is also provided here). The report was prepared based upon the input of over 43,000 people from across the United States, who shared their insight, experiences and hardships. The 10 key issues which emerged that must be addressed by the National Alzheimer’s Project include:

  1. A lack of public awareness
  2. Insufficient research funding
  3. Difficulties with diagnosis
  4. Poor dementia care
  5. Inadequate treatments
  6. Specific challenges facing diverse communities
  7. Specific challenges facing those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s
  8. Unprepared caregivers
  9. Ill-equipped communities
  10. Mounting Costs
To see facts and statistics about how Alzheimer’s impacts Minnesotans, based upon the input they provided into the report, see here. In Minnesota in 2010, there were 94,000 people 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s. In Minnesota in 2010, there were 237,441 caregivers who provided unpaid care valued at over $3.2 billion.
For more information on the National Alzheimer’s Plan, visit www.alz.org/napa

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