Concerns are growing that coronavirus-caused social isolation among people living with dementia may contribute to cognitive decline. The only way to end social isolation is to ensure every residential care community has access to rapid testing for all residents, staff and visitors. Join AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association as we call on our nation’s governors to ensure access to rapid point-of-care testing for all long-term care communities.
Since 2017, Medicare has covered care planning for individuals with cognitive impairment including dementia. However, in the first year, fewer than 1% of seniors living with Alzheimer's received the care planning benefit. The Improving HOPE for Alzheimer's Act would educate clinicians on Alzheimer's and dementia care planning services available through Medicare.
The ALZ Advocacy application provides advocates in the fight against Alzheimer's the tools and information they need to urge elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.
The application provides: