Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines

NAPA Report CoverAlzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address is a collective effort by thousands of Americans to share the real and unrelenting struggles they face dealing with the disease that must be addressed in the National Alzheimer’s Plan now being created through the implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).

Building on a commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association and its more than 70 Chapters nationwide hosted over 130 public input sessions, a NAPA web site, and a national Telephone Town Hall to learn what Americans need in a bold and transformational plan. From their input, 10 major challenges emerged:

  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

Read the report, Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address

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