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Preparing The Health Care Workforce To Care For Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease And Related Dementias

Journal Article
April 1, 2014

This article highlights the inadequacy of the current health care workforce, in terms of size and training, to enact best practices in dementia care and chronic disease management. The article proposes a range of recommendations to address these challenges.

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Key Takeaways

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease is projected to triple from 5 million in 2013 to nearly 14 million in 2050.
Direct care workers provide dementia care at every stage of disease progression.
Better training and compensation for direct care workers can improve the quality and availability of dementia care.
 
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