Georgia creates a state response to Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia

On Tues. July 1, the Georgia Department of Human Services announced the release of the Georgia’s first Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan. The plan is expected to improve services, safety, treatment, housing, and public education for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  The document is the work of the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan Task Force, which includes legislators, state agency leadership, and advisors in a diverse range of fields. Drs. Toni Miles, Anne Glass, and Kerstin Emerson from the UGA Institute of Gerontology were a part of this group. With this plan, Georgia becomes one of 40 states to take action and meet the need for public health preparedness.

The full document is posted at this link: http://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/dementia-resources.

Read the Georgia DHS news release here: https://dhs.georgia.gov/press-releases/2014-07-01/georgia-releases-first-state-dementia-plan.

Watch this episode of UGA College of Public Health’s TV show, Public Health Impact, to more about the Dementia Plan and GARD Task Force.

Posted July 2, 2014.