Report on milestones for care and support under the U.S. National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association National Plan Care and Support Milestone Workgroup

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Introduction Under the U.S. national Alzheimer's plan, the National Institutes of Health identified milestones required to meet the plan's biomedical research goal (Goal 1). However, similar milestones have not been created for the goals on care (Goal 2) and support (Goal 3). Methods The Alzheimer's Association convened a workgroup with expertise in clinical care, long-term services and supports, dementia care and support research, and public policy. The workgroup reviewed the literature on Alzheimer's care and support; reviewed how other countries are addressing the issue; and identified public policies needed over the next 10 years to achieve a more ideal care and support system. Results The workgroup developed and recommended 73 milestones for Goal 2 and 56 milestones for Goal 3. Discussion To advance the implementation of the U.S. national Alzheimer's plan, the U.S. government should adopt these recommended milestones, or develop similar milestones, to be incorporated into the national plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-369
Number of pages36
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Care and support
  • Milestones
  • National plan to address Alzheimer's disease
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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