As many as half of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias have not been diagnosed.
- improves access to medical and support services
- provides an opportunity to make legal, financial and care plans while the affected individual is still capable
- may reduce health care costs by delaying placement in a nursing home
Two domains within the Public Health Road Map encourage public health officials to undertake efforts to educate the public and medical community about the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the benefits of early detection.
Three Things the Public Health Community Can Do Now on Early Detection
- Early Detection and Diagnosis (Issue Brief for Public Health)
- Early Detection and Diagnosis of Alzheimer's (Spotlight, 1 page action brief)
- Know the 10 Signs
- Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Fact Sheet
- Early Diagnosis: Value of Knowing Fact Sheet
- Pre-symptomatic Diagnosis
- The Value of Knowing: The Importance of Early Detection
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For more information on Alzheimer's disease and public health, contact Molly French.