Coalesce and Connect: Building a National Network of Dementia Care Voices

Logos: UB, IPCC, CCAL.

Team members: Davina Porock (PI) Karen Love (PI) Louanne Bakk, Jackie Pinkowicz, Sonya Barsness and Suzanne Sullivan (PhD Student)

Funded by: Retirement Research Foundation

This multi-phase project aims to both build a national network for dementia advocacy and to develop a consensus document on the needs of people living with dementia and their care partners.  It further is developing a set of government and research priorities from the perspectives of people living with dementia. The reports from this project were presented at the annual meeting in July 2014 of the Advisory Council for the National Alzheimer’s Plan.