California Dementia Healthcare Summit:
Putting Tools & Resources into Practice

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The California Dementia Healthcare Summit held on May 3, 2018 focused on putting dementia detection, diagnosis, and clinical care tools into practice. The Summit engaged 170 healthcare champions in improving clinical dementia care within health plans, physician provider groups (PPGs), and managed long-term services and support agencies.

The Summit focused on cutting edge tools and strategies for:

  • Earlier identification of dementia
  • More person- and family-centered care practices, including caregiver identification, assessment and support
  • Effective partnerships with community-based Alzheimer’s organizations

Sessions and Speakers


Jacey Cooper
California Department of Health Care Services

Lora Connolly
California Department of Aging

Heather Cooper Ortner
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Keynote Address

Opportunities to Champion Dementia Healthcare
David Reuben, MD – UCLA

Detection and Diagnosis: New Strategies

KAER Toolkit
Katie Maslow, MSW – Gerontological Society of America

Communicating a Dementia Diagnosis and Providing Support to Families: A Family-Centered Approach
Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS, FACP – NYU School of Medicine

Post-Diagnostic Care for People with Dementia: California Alzheimer’s Clinical Care Guideline
Sarah Kremen, MD – UCLA

Promising Practices: We’ve Done It, So Can You
Jennifer Rasmussen, MPH – Molina Healthcare
Phyllis E. Hayes-Reams, MD, MPH, MA–Kaiser Permanente South Bay
Jennifer Schlesinger, MPH, CHES, Moderator

Putting Tools into Your Practice
Debra Cherry, PhD – Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Setting Quality Goals that Matter, part 1
Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD-Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for Memory Care

Setting Quality Goals that Matter, part 2
Shari Ling, MD – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


PLATINUM / Dementia Visionary

GOLD / Dementia Visionaries

SILVER / Dementia Leader

BRONZE / Dementia Supporters

Other Contributors

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.
The Dementia Healthcare Initiative program is partially funded by a grant from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.
Anthem Blue Cross Foundation