Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers report explores the economic impact of the shift to millennial caregivers and the higher rate of incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in minority groups. The report concludes with discussion strategies to support and advocate for millennial caregivers.

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Aging with Disability issue brief covers trending topics on the issue of aging with a disability. I contributed to the publication, which informs grantmakers about their unique opportunity to play a vital role in marshaling resources to enable this population to remain fully integrated with the larger community.

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National Quality Forum convened a multistakeholder committee meeting for a project on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. I provided thought leadership for the project that explored how quality and efficiency measures can improve outcomes for persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Friday Update is an email newsletter that consolidates federal level news on aging and disability policy. I researched, gathered and wrote the newsletter for federal, state, and local policymakers, advocates, researchers, etc. I also enhanced the e-newsletter by adding social media buttons to the template.

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The HCBS conference showcases promising practices in long-term services and supports. I produced a fact sheet on Medicaid Milestones for the event. Medicaid assists low-income families or persons in paying for hospital stays and doctor visits and long-term medical, custodial care costs among others.

Read the conference program graduate practicum explored therapeutic interventions for persons with dementia. I was also a Research Honors student during my undergraduate and interned at the City of Hope National Medical Center and participated in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

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