Wednesday, 02/08/2023 to 02/08/2023, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Health Care Use and Living Arrangements Among Older Adults Diagnosed with DementiaThe webinar will be hosted by the Coordinating Center for the Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Related Dementias, the Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Services (HEADS) Center, and the Center for Advancing Sociodemographic and Economic Study of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CeASES-ADRD) at the University of Southern California.

Please register to attend: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-iorzgvHNEPjxm9_mkuOP2wuzfWoIbr

Halima Amjad, HEADS Center, Julia Burgdorf, HEADS Center, and Mireille Jacobson, CeASES-ADRD, will discuss recent research on health care use and management before and after a dementia diagnosis, and the implications of living arrangements and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement policies. Amanda Sonnega, Coordinating Center Director, will moderate the webinar. Their presentations will be followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.

Background: The Demography and Economics of Aging Centers Program, expanded to include Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Related Dementias, has contributed significantly to developing both innovative lines of research and the next generation of scholars in the field. New areas and new directions have emerged (such as population genetics and biomeasure collection within national population-based surveys), largely because of increasing cross-disciplinary collaborations encouraged by the Centers. This successful model represents multiple centers engaged in a range of research and infrastructure activities within thematic research areas. There is wide recognition within the National Institute on Aging and in the field that the full promise of the center mechanism itself and, indeed, the pace of future scientific discovery in aging will depend on scholars continuing to bridge disciplinary divides.

Questions related to the webinar can be directed to Jana Deatrick (jlbruce@umich.edu).

This activity is supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (P30AG066589, R24AG066588 and P30AG066587).