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A Public health approach to Alzheimer's and other dementias. Module 1:Alzheimer's disease as a public health crisis
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    This module is part of the Alzheimer’s Association curriculum, A Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. Developed as part of a cooperative agreement with CDC’s Healthy Aging Program, and in partnership with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, this curriculum addresses cognitive health, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease and is for use by undergraduate faculty in schools and programs of public health.

    Module 1: Alzheimer’s Disease – A Public Health Crisis. This module frames Alzheimer’s and dementia as a public health epidemic with a large and rapidly growing burden that bears significant impact on the nation. The impact of Alzheimer’s disease is felt at a national, state, and local level – as well as on a family and personal level – through financial burdens, resource needs, and professional requirements.

    Module 1 focuses primarily on the United States as it explores the current and projected scope of the epidemic, the financial burden on federal and state governments as well as individuals, and the care burden on caregivers and the health care system. Health disparities are highlighted, as rates of Alzheimer’s disease are substantially higher for African-Americans and Hispanics.

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