A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jan 12, 2021 - 9:53am CST

Resource Type: 
Curriculum

The Alzheimer's Association, as part of a cooperative agreement with CDC's Healthy Aging Program, and in partnership with Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, developed these curricular materials on cognitive health, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease for use by undergraduate faculty in schools and programs of public health. It includes several modules: 1) Alzheimer's Disease--A Public Health Crisis; 2) Alzheimer's and Other Dementias-The Basics; 3) Alzheimer's Disease--What is the Role of Public Health; and 4) Dementia Capable Systems and Dementia Friendly Communities. Each module contains learning objectives, competencies, discussion questions, learning activities, a slide guide with talking points, sample test questions, case studies, and video resources. This work supports The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships (Road Map) in terms of developing a competent workforce.

Author(s): 
Alzheimer's Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
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