Roadmap for creating a Dementia Capable Michigan

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MDC Roadmap for Creating a Dementia Capable Michigan, May 2019.pdf

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MDC Roadmap Summary April 2019.pdf

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Summary of the 2019 - 2022 Roadmap for Creating a Dementia Capable Michigan

Promote the well-being and safety of people living with dementia at all ages and stages.

  • Help people living with dementia and their families more readily connect with information and resources.
  • Increase access to training, education, and support for family caregivers and care partners of people living with dementia.
  • Promote ways to help people stay safe at home and in their community.
  • Share tools and facilitate training for individuals, family members, and others who may interact with people living with dementia to prevent abuse and financial exploitation.
  • Ensure that services for people living with dementia are person-centered, affordable, and accessible regardless of where people live.

Mobilize multidisciplinary partnerships to strengthen the service network.

  • Pursue practical opportunities to improve coordination across the continuum of care for people living with dementia.
  • Identify and remove administrative barriers to collaboration.
  • Ensure that individuals working in Michigan's health care and long-term care systems have the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to provide high quality dementia supports and services.
  • Increase and strengthen the direct care workforce to reduce turnover and improve job satisfaction.

Recognize and promote dementia as a public health priority.

  • Increase public awareness about brain health, dementia, and risk factors.
  • Promote early detection and diagnosis, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials.
  • Improve data collection regarding dementia in Michigan.
  • Reduce disparities by providing underserved areas and underrepresented groups with equitable access to quality services.
  • Increase participation of community stakeholders in public health decisions regarding dementia.

Enact policies that strengthen families, communities, and the economy.

  • Meet the current unmet need and prepare for increased future demand for home and community based services for people living with dementia.
  • Increase access to and information about quality, affordable respite services for people living with dementia and their families.
  • Meet the growing need for affordable, reliable transportation services for people living with dementia.
  • Identify policy or regulatory changes to help prevent abuse and financial exploitation of people living with dementia.
  • Incentivize professionals to specialize in geriatrics to better prepare for our state's increasingly older population.
  • Engage and equip employers to prepare for a growing population of employees balancing work and family caregiver responsibilities due to dementia.