Alzheimer’s Disease: The Importance of Early Detection & Diagnosis


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Women In Government Podcast Alzheimer’s Disease: The Importance of Early Detection & Diagnosis Quality care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias starts with an early, documented and disclosed diagnosis. However, less than 50% of people with dementia are diagnosed and of those who are—less than 50% are told. According to the World Health Organization, tens of millions of people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to grow in the coming years, outpacing the healthcare resources needed to manage it and costing billions of dollars. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses why it's important for states to consider policies that promote early detection and diagnosis - including public awareness programs and health care professional education and training that creates the infrastructure necessary to address the growing public health crisis. ••••• ••••• ••••• MODERATOR: Massachusetts Representative, Danielle Gregoire GUEST #1: Catherine Freiman, Medical Director – Alzheimer’s, Biogen GUEST #2: Jennifer Rosen, Director of State Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association GUEST #3: Minnesota State Senator, Carla J. Nelson ••••• ••••• ••••• For more information, please visit Audio courtesy of OSUCHLUCK Productions,