The Dual Agenda: April 30, 2015

State Highlights

Reports from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Ohio

Eldercare Voices

Managing Dementia in the Primary Care Setting

“Eldercare Voices” is an occasional feature of the Dual Agenda, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This edition's column on managing dementia in primary care is from Angela Hanson, MD, a geriatrician who specializes in the care of older adults with dementia. She completed her training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Washington. Currently she is a member of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center care team at Harborview Medical Center. Her research interests include understanding how dietary factors can affect cognition and Alzheimer's disease progression.

Noteworthy News

In this section:

  • Prior Experience of States and Health Plans in the Dual Eligible Demonstrations Highlighted
  • Difficulties in Dual Eligible Demonstrations Attract Press Attention
  • Study Finds Cost Savings in Washington State Chronic Care Management Program
  • Payment and Delivery Reform Promise and Risks
  • Emerging Evidence-Based Models in Social Work
Featured Resources

In this section:

  • New Brief on Dual Eligibles in Nursing Home Facilities
  • Advances and Opportunities in Health Care for Low-Income Californians
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