Although a wide range of new programs have been developed to support caregivers of people living with dementia over the past two decades, many health and social services organizations have not yet incorporated these programs into their offerings. This webinar provides information on how organizations can evaluate new dementia programs and outlines the key areas organizations should assess before implementing new programs and services. During this webinar, participants will also learn about a new online tool called Best Practice Caregiving that provides detailed information about proven programs for dementia caregivers.
- Dr. Heather L. Menne is a senior health policy researcher in the Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Program at RTI International. She has 15 years of federal and non-profit experience and expertise in aging and disability programs and services; her research focuses on older people, people with disabilities, and long-term services and supports (LTSS), with a specific emphasis on people living with dementia, family caregivers, and formal caregivers.
- Dr. David Bass is the Senior Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, and Director of the Center for Research and Education of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a premier, not-for-profit research, service, and advocacy organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has led over 80 funded research projects, the results of which have been widely published in scientific and clinical journals and been used to develop innovative programs for older adults and their family members.