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National Alliance for Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Release Joint Report to Help States Implement Alzheimer’s Plans
Date:7/23/2014

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

In an effort to help advance the goals of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease” at the state level, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) this week released a white paper that examines the scope of the Alzheimer’s crisis, and the need for wide-scale implementation of state plans that address supportive services specific to those localities.

The white paper outlines recommendations for both new and existing state Alzheimer’s plans; best practices in implementation; and case studies from three states—Indiana, Minnesota and Rhode Island—that have successfully executed plans. Currently, an estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is projected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century.

The two national nonprofit organizations released the report entitled “From Plan to Practice: Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State” during Monday’s meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research Care and Services. The council advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the development of the national plan and evaluates the plan’s effectiveness. The report follows a half-day webinar conference convened by both organizations late last year that drew over 250 participants from 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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