Meetings of Experts on Advanced Dementia

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Aging, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health
Board: Board on Health Care Services

Activity Description

In accordance with The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services contracted with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene experts on advanced dementia. The experts will discuss and make suggestions about how providers, including primary care physicians and hospitals, should address patient-centered goals of care and care-related issues, such as infection management, feeding and nutrition problems, falls and injury prevention, transitional care and hospitalizations, and communication. The experts may also discuss models to improve care for persons with advanced dementia.

The second meeting of experts on advanced dementia will be held in Washington, DC on Sept. 8, 2014. This meeting will focus on innovative practices in care for people with advanced dementia in various settings, including at home and in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Foster Care Program. The meeting will be on Sept. 8, 2014, from 8:30 – 5:00 at the IOM Keck Building, 500 5th St., N.W., Washington DC. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register here. Individuals who register for the meeting will receive additional information about one week before the meeting. One additional meeting on advanced dementia is being planned, but the date for that meeting has not yet been selected.

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