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N&PP Seminar by Claire Erickson
October 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Claire Erickson, UW-Madison N&PP Student
Title: “Dementia Capable Care: Utilizing Science to Inform Policy”
Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia. Estimates suggest this number will nearly triple by 2050, meaning 13.8 million Americans will be living with AD dementia. While many research approaches focus on identifying individuals most at risk for going on to develop AD dementia, long-term care and aging policies target individuals already experiencing symptoms of dementia. To accommodate the burgeoning aging population, policies must provide support for individuals already living with dementia AND incorporate scientific findings to support people at risk for developing dementia that may be able to alter their disease trajectory.