Lt. Gov. McKee says update planned on services provided for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

News
Alzheimer's_590984

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan McKee says an update is planned for the state blueprint on providing services for a growing number of residents with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Democrat says Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation each pledged $15,000 to support the initiative.

The state has a five-year plan on Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

McKee’s office, the Division of Elderly Affairs and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association collaborated on it.

The plan describes the impact of Alzheimer’s in Rhode Island and outlines steps for the state to improve its services.

The updated plan will be given to the legislature for adoption in 2019, to continue shaping state policies on Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association projects the disease will impact up to 27,000 Rhode Island residents by 2025.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 11/4/20:Joe Cammarano, Political Science Professor, Providence College

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community