The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging announced the launch of the Alliance to Improve Dementia Care. The Alliance will seek to transform and improve the complex health and long-term care systems that people at risk for and living with dementia must navigate.
During the next 20 years, the Milken Institute projects that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias will nearly double to 13 million. Two-thirds of all people living with dementia will be women. Further, the Institute projects the direct and indirect costs of dementia will reach nearly $380 billion in that same timeframe unless there are new treatments or changes to the way dementia care is delivered.
With support from founding members AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Biogen, and The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Milken Institute’s Alliance to Improve Dementia Care will set out to accomplish a set of goals. The first goal is to partner with leaders across multiple sectors to create solutions to optimize the workforce, build system capacity, and integrate services and support. The second goal is to collaborate with federal advisory boards, government leaders, and decisionmakers to overcome long-standing payment and care barriers. The third goal is to engage policymakers and connect with leading stakeholders to advance recommendations and develop scalable solutions to improve dementia care. Lastly, the fourth goal is to develop and promote policies that reduce disparities in prevalence and access to services for populations at the highest risk for dementia (e.g., women, communities of color).
The Milken Institute is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives. The organization seeks to help consumers’ health and well-being, pursue effective education and gainful employment, and access the resources required to create ever-expanding opportunities for themselves and their broader communities.
This was reported by the Milken Institute on July 20, 2020.
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