Newswise — Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, associate director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute investigator, and Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is available to discuss new milestones for Alzheimer's patient care and caregiver support developed by the Alzheimer's Association's National Plan Care and Support Milestone Workgroup.

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011. Over the past five years milestones have been identified to meet the plan’s biomedical research goal. However, similar milestones have not been created for the goals on patient care and caregiver support.

Now, the Alzheimer’s Association National Plan Care and Support Milestone Workgroup has developed and recommended milestones for patient and caregiver support and outlined achievement strategies.

"Alzheimer's takes a large toll on both individuals and family members who care for them," said Dr. Boustani, founder of the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and developer of the Healthy Aging Brain Care model, which focuses on older adults with dementia, depression, and delirium.

The workgroup report was published in the March 2016 issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the peer reviewed journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

To reach Dr. Boustani, contact Cindy Fox Aisen at 317-843-2276 or [email protected].