National Research Summit on Dementia Care: Building Evidence for Services and Supports, October 16-17 2017

October 16, 2017 (All day) to October 17, 2017 (All day)

 

Care giving summit

Registration will be open on Monday, July 20th

On October 16-17, 2017, the National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services will hold a two-day Summit on the NIH campus entitled: National Research Summit on Dementia Care: Building Evidence for Services and Supports. The purpose of the Summit is to address the growing need for evidence that improves the quality of care and support provided to persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other forms of dementia continue to grow at an overwhelming rate in the Unites States. Recent estimates indicate that AD may be the fifth most likely cause of death for older adults. Caring for an individual with AD or other dementia can have high physical, emotional and financial costs for the individual, family members and caregivers. Frequently, people with dementia and their caregivers need to access a wide range of resources to ensure proper care and quality of life.

In planning this Summit, the National Advisory Council and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the NIH are actively collaborating with other federal agencies and non-governmental partners, including a Steering Committee of national experts in dementia care and key stakeholder groups. Their goal for the Summit is to accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation and scaling up of evidence-based and evidence-informed services for individuals with dementia, their family and caregivers. They also seek to understand and ameliorate the current disparity in available resources for people with dementia and their families.The FNIH invites you to attend and sponsor the Summit.

Goals

  • Improve the quality of care and support provided to persons with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation and scaling up of evidence-based and evidence-informed services for individuals with dementia, their family and caregivers.
  • Understand and ameliorate the current disparity in available resources for people with dementia and their families.
  • See details at https://fnih.org/what-we-do/current-lectures-awards-and-events/national-research-summit-on-dementia-care