Improving Health Care for Persons Living with Dementia 

Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 3:55 PM PDT 59 mins                                                                                                                                                          

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain / 12:00 PM Central/ 1:00 PM Eastern

People living with dementia are frequently under-recognized and under-diagnosed by health care providers and consequently, they do not receive the medical care they need; nor are they connected to essential home and community-based supports. The federal duals demonstration offers opportunities to better blend funding and oversight for Medicare-funded medical care with Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports so that people with dementia and their families have a chance to get better integrated care. This webinar will present tools and strategies to improve dementia health care that have been developed within this model but have relevance to other health care systems. California’s presentation will focus on how the State and the regional Alzheimer’s organizations partnered with participating health plans serving Dual Eligible participants to improve detection, care planning and community supports for individuals and family caregivers dealing with diagnosed/undiagnosed dementia. The presentation will also share resources developed and lessons learned in implementing this initiative. Texas’ presentation will focus on Texas Takes on Dementia and how it builds on the principles identified in the California project and adapts them for Texas. Key adaptions, challenges, and lessons learned will be discussed.

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Presenters: Debra Cherry, Lora Connolly, Katie Scott

CEUs for this event will be available until November 12, 2018 

The American Society on Aging has discontinued the call-in phone number for our webinars. Audio for this webinar will be broadcast only via VoIP (your computer speakers).

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