Office for the Aging


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services releases new data concerning Alzheimer's Disease

The US Department of Health and Human Services has released Improving Care for Populations Disproportionally Affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Report from the Task Force on Specific Populations as part of the HHS National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The task force, composed of representatives of agencies within HHS as well as the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Education, received input and recommendations from a wide variety of stakeholders representing: 1) people with younger-onset dementia, 2) racial and ethnic minorities, and 3) Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. The task force found that there was commonality in issues faced by these three populations and produced the report summarizing 21 recommendations for further exploration.

The report can be found at Link)