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Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

2015-07-24, 10:00am to 3:00am, 630 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC

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This event is related to the Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Task Force.

Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

10:00 - 10:15

Introduction and Welcome to the Task Force

Our Task Force co-chairs will bring the meeting to order and facilitate member introductions. We ask that each Task Force member introduce him/herself with name, title, and organization.

Goldie S. Byrd, PhD

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

North Carolina A&T State University

Doug Dickerson, MBA

State Director

AARP NC

Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW

Director, Family Support Program

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Duke University Medical Center

Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH

President and CEO

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

10:15 – 10:45 Care Coordination: Perspectives from UnitedHealthcare

Dr. Yeh will discuss various aspects of the care coordination initiatives at UnitedHealthcare as related to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The desired outcome of this panel and discussion is a shared understanding of the successes and challenges in care coordination, so that we can develop actionable and feasible recommendations for improvement. The panel will be followed by open group discussion.

Charlotte Yeh, MD

Chief Medical Officer

AARP Services, Inc.

10:45 – 11:30

Dementia-Friendly America Initiative

This session will consist of a video presentation about the federal Dementia-Friendly America initiative, President Obama’s remarks at the White House Conference on Aging, and additional information about the DFA initiative from Mark Hensley.  The desired outcome of this discussion is to identify the ways in which this initiative relates to our Task Force work and recommendations so that we can keep these elements in mind as we move forward.

Video Presentations:

White House Conference on Aging - July 13, 2015

Dementia-Friendly America – July 2015

Mark Hensley, MA

Project C.A.R.E. Director and Alzheimer's Support Specialist

Division of Aging and Adult Services

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

11:30 – 12:30 Quality of Care

Panelists will discuss various aspects of quality of care as it relates to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The desired outcome of this panel and discussion is a shared understanding of the successes and challenges in quality of care, so that we can develop actionable and feasible recommendations for improvement. The panel will be followed by open group discussion.

Sharon Wilder

State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Shannon Kelly

Division of Health Service Regulation

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Janine Cacciatore

Director of Hospice

Duke Home Care and Hospice

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Mental Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Panelists will discuss various aspects of mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities and the relationships with Alzheimer’s Disease. The desired outcome of this session is  an improved awareness of the lessons to be learned from the mental health and I/DD fields regarding care coordination, caregiver support, awareness-raising, and other aspects of care so that we can develop actionable and feasible recommendations for improvement. The panel will be followed by open group discussion.

Peggy S. Terhune, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Monarch

Matthew Janicki, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Human Development

Director for Technical Assistance

Department of Disability and Human Development University of Illinois at Chicago

2:00 – 3:00 Care Coordination

Panelists will discuss various aspects of care coordination as it relates to the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The desired outcome of this panel and discussion is a shared understanding of the successes and challenges in care coordination, so that we can develop actionable and feasible recommendations for improvement. The panel will be followed by open group discussion.

Sara Jane Melton

Administrator

Southwestern Commission Area Agency

on Aging

Genie Komives, MD

Senior Medical Director

Duke Connected Care

Mitchell Heflin, MD

Senior Fellow

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Duke University

Presentations and Handouts