The federal panel that leads the U.S. fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias wants to get more caregiver information into standard medical records.
Members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services approved a caregiver medical record performance measure earlier this week, at an in-person meeting in Washington.
The council posted a collection of meeting documents on the web.
Congress created the council in 2011, when it passed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. The council is supposed to push the country to find a way to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by 2025.
The council is also supposed to shape efforts to help people with dementia and their loved ones.