The Alliance for Aging Research in Washington DC has released access to Translating Innovation to Impact, developed in partnership with the US Administration on Aging with support of the MetLife Foundation. The paper outlines research into evidence-based interventions to help people with Alzheimer’s remain healthy and independent in the community while reducing the stress on their caregivers. It is intended to support deliberations by the US Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and other government and private organizations about how to make effective non-pharmacological treatments and care practices available to people who will benefit from them.

Findings and recommendations in the white paper are the result of a review of the state of the art of non-pharmacological treatments and care practices for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers. This process began with a public-private meeting on June 28, 2012 and was continued by the paper’s author, Katie Maslow, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine.

Information from the meeting and a copy of the white paper can be found at-

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