Washington's State Alzheimer's Plan … and You!

Do you have thoughts on how to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and of their caregivers?

Washington State's Alzheimer's Disease Working Group is developing a state plan to address Alzheimer's disease and wants your feedback and advice on how public and private partners can respond. A survey has been developed to gather input on how the State of Washington and public-private partners can address the growing impact of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias here in Washington. We want to know what you think is needed most in terms of resources, services and supports to care for Washington state residents with dementia.

You can help by completing a brief online survey. You can also help by spreading the news of this survey opportunity to our target audiences:

  • Older adults
  • People with memory loss, Alzheimer's or other dementia
  • Concerned friends/family members
  • Family caregivers or care partners
  • Paid or volunteer social service, health or long-term care workers
  • Advocates

All responses are anonymous and will provide key information to shape strategic plans and policies to address the impact of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Responses to the survey are requested by the end of December 2014.

Following is a direct link to survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/AlzGP.

Contributor Lynne Korte manages dementia care programs within the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She can be contacted directly at lynne.korte@dshs.wa.gov.