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Your legislator will take action on this item in the next 48 hours!Tell them to support funding for the Dementia Services Coordinator.
Urge your legislator to create a position and hire a full-time Dementia Services Coordinator (DSC) to coordinate the services provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The DSC should disseminate information on services and related activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to the medical and healthcare community, academia, primary caregivers, advocacy organizations and the general public. The DSC should establish a strategy to link and coordinate services and activities of state agencies, other service providers, advocacy groups, and other entities throughout Virginia such as emergency personnel, police, universities, and attorneys and other staff associated with the legal system.
This could include partnerships with the Alzheimer’s Association, Area Agencies on Aging, and other groups involved with dementia research and care. The DSC should coordinate and provide support for Commission activities. The DSC should oversee and promote services for all types and states of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including younger individuals with early onset dementias. The DSC should support the Aging and Disability Resource Centers in becoming dementia capable.
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