LEAD Coalition Supports Passage of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act

On March 6, 151 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to congressional sponsors in support of the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R.4256). The legislation would create infrastructure across the country to implement effective dementia interventions focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk and […]

Accelerating Cognitive Impairment Assessment and Advanced Diagnostics

By Edward I. Ginns, MD, Ph.D., DABCC It’s been one year since Medicare began reimbursing primary care physicians for assessments of cognitive impairment disorders and provision of care-coordination services. Given that research shows providers are not identifying cognitive impairment in up to 50 percent of their cognitively impaired patients — and that about 30 percent […]

My Five Wishes for the Tough Conversation about Advance Directives

by Aryana Khalid  Making decisions about the end of your life is complicated. And it’s even more complicated if you wait until you are really sick to make those decisions. It’s hard to have these types of discussions with our loved ones when the end seems inevitable.  It’s hard for us to think about our […]