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California Dementia Healthcare Summit:
Putting Tools & Resources into Practice

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.

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Sessions and Speakers

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

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

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

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

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
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GOLD / Dementia Visionaries
SILVER / Dementia Leader
BRONZE / Dementia Supporters
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Other Contributors
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