‘Everyone’s voice matters’ in dementia care

Mar 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

The state Department of Social and Health Services Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group wants advice on how to improve the lives of people with dementia.
The public can share their suggestions in meetings and a webinar scheduled between March 31 and May 1. The public feedback will be applied to Washington’s first Alzheimer’s Disease Plan, authorized by the Legislature in Substitute Senate Bill 6124 and signed into law in March 2014 by Governor Jay Inslee.
The group is chaired by Bill Moss, assistant secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration.
“We need the knowledge and experience of individuals impacted by dementia – families, caregivers, and healthcare providers -to strategize innovative services, supports and policy for the future of dementia care. Everyone’s voice matters in this conversation,” said Bill Moss, assistant secretary of the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration for DSHS.
Meetings in the Puget Sound region are scheduled for April 1 in Seattle at 1:30 p.m. at North Seattle College (College Center Building/CC 1161) at 9600 College Way N., and for April 8 in Lacey at 1:30 p.m. at Panorama City Chalet at 1600 Sleater Kinney SE.
A webinar will be conducted April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants must register by April 20 at ADWG@dshs.wa.gov