Exploring the Other Side of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia: Informal Caregivers
Provides national data on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) informal caregivers. Includes information on metro versus nonmetro caregiver relationship to patient, gender, age, education, marital status, types of caregiving, and amount of time caregiving, utilizing data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs view details
Cost of Dementia in Illinois: Metro versus Nonmetro
Examines prevalence of Alzheimer's dementia in metro and nonmetro counties in Illinois, with further breakdowns by race, number of people at risk, financial cost of dementia, risk calculation and life expectancy, and more.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman Date: 06/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs view details
Health Disparities in Central Nervous System Disorders: Driving Transformative Change: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Highlights the proceedings of a workshop on strategies to reduce health disparities relating to central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Explores CNS health disparities in rural and low-income communities and among racial and ethnic minority groups, such as American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations. Discusses the roles academia, industry, and the government have in creating a diverse neuroscience workforce to advance community partnerships and collaborations.
Author(s): Board on Health Sciences Policy Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
Provides an overview of Alzheimer's disease in the United States, including prevalence, mortality and morbidity, and issues related to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's. Includes discussions about challenges of the disease for patients, providers, and caregivers in rural areas.
Author(s): Joseph Gaugler, Bryan James, Tricia Johnson, et al. Date: 2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Alzheimer's Association view details
National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2022 Update
Action plan outlining 6 goals for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the challenges facing people with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD) and their families and to minimize the burden of AD/ADRD. Includes action items related to AD/ADRD data tracking, care, and supports for underserved populations, including rural and tribal communities.
Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Telehealth Brings Important Services to Rural Long-Term Care Facilities
Discusses the benefits of telehealth services for residents and staff of rural long-term care facilities. Identifies some of the challenges related to providing these services. Features a New Hampshire skilled nursing facility providing telemental health services, and a Virginia geriatrician helping long-term care facilities address COVID-19 via Project ECHO educational sessions.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural-Urban Disparities in Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia
Results of a study conducted from February 2021 to March 2022 of 71,799 patients with early-onset Alzheimer disease and related dementias. Features demographics and statistics on differences in service use and clinician visits around diagnosis, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Wendy Y. Xu, Jeah Jung, Sheldon M. Retchin, Yiting Li, Soumyadipta Roy Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8) Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Rural Health Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Dementia in Minnesota
Examines emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospitalization rates for older adults with dementia in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Utilizes 2016-2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease-specific mortality data to compare to chronologically related H-CUP's State Inpatient Database (SID) and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) hospital and ED visit data. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of hospitalizations and ED visits by demographics such as age, sex, income, education, minority status, health behaviors, and access to healthcare providers.
Author(s): Sung Han Rhew, Kristen Jacklin, Patrick Bright, et al. Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 39(3), 656-665 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details