The Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease (TFAD) was created within the Department of Health and Human Services with the passage of Assembly Bill 80 in the 2013 Legislative Session. The Task Force is responsible for carrying out the State Plan that was developed pursuant to Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 of the 2011 Legislative Session. This plan serves as a blueprint for identifying specific actions that will allow for the development and growth of a top-quality and comprehensive support system for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
TFAD, staffed by the Aging and Disability Services Division, is made up of ten members from a diverse background of interests in Alzheimer’s disease, including medical professionals, caregivers, service providers, legislators, educators, and policy developers. The Nevada State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, deemed as the official plan by the 2013 Legislature, was completed in January 2013. As required by law, TFAD thoroughly vets the State Plan, updates it biannually, and provides an Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature on or before February 1. The 2015 State Plan includes a list of 20 recommendations, which address: access to services; quality of care and quality of life; and public awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The updated 2017 State Plan includes 16 recommendations, Appendix A, Retired Recommendations with annual monitoring, and Appendix B, Resources for Persons and Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Dementia.
TFAD Recommendations Areas of Focus
- Access to Services
- Quality of Care
- Quality of Life
- Public Awareness
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