Learn about new projects that address dementia in Georgia

DHS recently published the 2020 Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (GARD) Progress Report. The GARD Advisory Council is a multidisciplinary group focused on improving dementia research, awareness, training and care. This report is published every two years and includes information on the GARD state plan, the GARD Advisory Council and recent GARD projects. This report is meant to track the council’s progress toward reaching the goals established in the GARD state plan and provide a public report on current initiatives.

The biggest project highlighted in the report is the 2020 update to the GARD state plan, which includes new and updated goals around Outreach and Partnerships, Policy, Public Safety, Research and Data, Service Delivery and Workforce Development.

Though the 2020 GARD Progress Report targets a general audience, it is especially useful for Georgia’s Aging and Disability network, DHS staff and legislators who want to learn more about what Georgia is doing to help individuals living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias.

If you have any questions about GARD or would like to get involved in ongoing GARD projects, please contact Aline Stone at aline.stone@dhs.ga.gov. To view the updated progress report, visit https://aging.georgia.gov/get-involved/georgia-alzheimers-related-dementias-state-plan.