Dementia and Cognitive Impairment: Interagency Collaborative Data Collection Efforts

Since 2012, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has been working with staff from other Virginia Health and Human Resources (HHR) agencies to compile available data on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers. In July of 2013, DARS created a Dementia Services Coordinator to focus on the day-to-day implementation of Virginia’s Dementia State Plan, which, among other goals, emphasizes improved data collection and analysis. Working with a team of experts from state HHR agencies, the Virginia Center on Aging, the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission, and the Alzheimer’s Association, DARS identified data collection sources that may provide information about the prevalence of dementia and its service delivery impact on state agencies.

The report below presents the final results of that data collection and analysis. DARS would like to thank all the state agencies, experts and advocates who contributed to the development of the report. Any questions about the report should be directed to Charlotte Arbogast with DARS at (804) 662-9154 or charlotte.arbogast@dars.virginia.gov.

Click here to review more and download the report: Data Activities Summary_December 2 2014