To meet beneficiaries’ information needs, CMS should:
Private industries, including banks and financial institutions, the aging network, and all health care and legal professionals, as well as law enforcement and first respond
Federal and state governments should provide sufficient funding for long-term public education programs incorporating multilingual and multicultural messaging to raise public awar
Health care professionals who provide an initial diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment should explain to individuals—and their families, as appropriate—differences between
When possible and appropriate, care should be provided through behavioral modification and environmental interventions rather than pharmacological treatments
Policymakers should identify and provide adequate and targeted resources to eliminate disparities in the prevention and incidence of cognitive impairment, and the quality of demen
State and local governments should develop task forces where broad segments of local communities partner with local health care facilities, find common ground, and seek way
Health care providers should strongly encourage advance care planning by all older patients, but particularly those who have been diagnosed with cognitive impairment.