National Research Summit on Dementia Care: Building Evidence for Services and Supports

Care giving summit

 

The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through private sector support. The summit will take place at the National Institutes of Health’s William H. Natcher Building (Building #45) on October 16-17, 2017, in Bethesda, MD. The summit is free and open to the public. It will also be live streamed by videocast. The goal of this research summit is to identify what we know and what we need to know in order to accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation, and scaling up of comprehensive care, services, and supports for persons with dementia, families, and other caregivers. The summit is focused on research that is needed to improve quality of care and outcomes across care settings, including quality of life and the lived experience of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

 

Goals

  • Improve the quality of care and support provided to persons with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation and scaling up of evidence-based and evidence-informed services for individuals with dementia, their family and caregivers.
  • Understand and ameliorate the current disparity in available resources for people with dementia and their families.

Media

HHS, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Website

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