The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services will again gather on Monday, February 3, 2014.
Three subcommittees (Research, Clinical Care, and Long-Term Services and Supports) will present to inform the Council’s 2014 recommendations. There will also be a discussion of the recent G8 Dementia Summit that was held on December 11, 2013.
The meeting will be webcast live on http://www.hhs.gov/live
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has appointed the following individuals to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.
The following non-federal Advisory Council members have been reappointed:
- Ronald Petersen, PhD, MD — Chair
- Laurel Coleman, MD, FACP
- Harry Johns
- Helen Matheny
- Geraldine Woolfolk
The following people are newly appointed non-federal Advisory Council members:
- Dennis Moore, Former Representative from the Third District of Kansas
- Jennifer Mead, Health Promotion & Prevention Coordinator, Oregon Public Health Division
- Yanira Cruz, President & CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services is scheduled to meet again on Monday, December 2, 2013. The meeting will take place at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda Maryland from 9:30am to 4:30pm EDT and will be webcast live.
At the meeting a timeline for the 2014 Advisory Council recommendations will be discussed, along with presentations related to the use of “big data” in addressing Alzheimer’s related issues.
For more information visit http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#Dec2013Mtg
UPDATE: This meeting has been postponed due to the recent government shutdown.
The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services is scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2013 from 9am to 5pm EDT and will be webcast live on http://www.hhs.gov/live.
The agenda for the meeting will include discussion of 2014 recommendations timeline, presentations on the role of “big data” in addressing Alzheimer’s research, subcommittee discussion of priorities and public comment.
Additional information is available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#Oct2013Mtg
On Friday, June 14 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update.
This updated version of the National Plan includes a summary of progress achieved so far as well as new goals in the areas of research, care and services.
Highlights of the updated plan include new provisions such as:
- Creation of important milestones to facilitate achieving the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025;
- Development of a curriculum on Alzheimer’s disease for primary care practitioners so that providers have the necessary skills to provide high-quality dementia care;
- Convening an expert panel on advanced dementia to examine the unique and often unaddressed needs of those in the late stages of the disease; and
- Expanding public outreach efforts to increase awareness of the disease and connect those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to available resources.
To read the update, visit http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/NatlPlan2013.pdf
To read the Alzheimer’s Association statement, visit http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_hhs_releases_2013_update.asp
The April 29th meeting of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council featured guest speakers, a preview of the upcoming 2013 National Alzheimer’s Plan, a discussion of research and public comments. Videos from the meeting are now available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#042913Mtg
On Wednesday April 24, 2013 the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging hosted a hearing titled “The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: Are We On Track to 2025?”. Video of the hearing and copies of testimony from the 4-person witness list can be viewed here.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) addresses the issue of Alzheimer’s disease and the National Alzheimer’s Plan.
Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD) addresses Congress’ role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services will be held at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT. The meeting will also be webcast live on http://www.hhs.gov/live.
Additional information is available here: