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A report on national initiatives for hospital care of persons with dementia

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Michael Splaine, MA, Splaine Consulting, Columbia, MD
36 million persons worldwide have Alzheimer's disease or other form of irreversible dementia. Most have at least one other chronic condition that may require hospital care, which is greatly complicated by their cognitive impairment. This issue has been addressed in several national and sub national government Alzheimer plans in the past 4 years. This poster is a summary of some of the key findings in these plans and action steps being taken to improve care.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention

Learning Objectives:
Identify and differentiate five different national initiatives to improve care for persons with dementia

Keyword(s): Hospitals, Quality Improvement

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the director of public policy for the Alzheimer's Association for over a decade, now consulting, including as policy adviser for Alzheimer's Disease International. In this role for this non profit I track national and global policy developments related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.