January 3, 2024

Podcast – Improving Dementia Care Journeys

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This episode of the Dementia Researcher Podcast is hosted by Dr. Annalise Rahman-Filipiak and features Diane Ty and Rajiv Ahuja, authors of a pivotal report from the Milken Institute – Guiding the Care Journey.

In this show we discuss the report, its importance and findings – addressing critical challenges and presenting innovative solutions for dementia care in the United States, with a particular focus on the role of the care navigators.

While the report primarily addresses the U.S. context, its recommendations are deemed relevant globally, and the discussion aims to shed light on findings related to improving care for people living with dementia and their families, wherever you are.

About the guests:

Diane Ty is the Senior Director of the Milken Institute Future of Aging overseeing its work at the intersection of healthy longevity and financial security. She leads its Alliance to Improve Dementia Care and other multisector programmatic efforts that promote policy, practice, and systems change in a life course approach to aging.

Rajiv Ahuja is the Associate Director of the Milken Institute Future Ageing. His work focuses on aging policies and programs that support healthy longevity. Rajiv spearheads efforts to incentivize policy, business, and technology-based approaches that promote brain health, combat stigma, reduce costs, and bridge health and economic disparities.

Dr. Annalise Rahman-Filipiak is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Neuropsychologist at University of Michigan. Annalise broadly studies racial-ethnic disparities in dementia diagnosis and treatment, as well as non-pharmacologic treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Her recent work has focused on disclosure of imaging and fluid-based biomarkers to diverse audiences, including cognitively healthy older adults and those with impairment

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