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Expert Meeting on Understanding the Supply Side of Professional Care Providers of Persons with Dementia

On March 23, 2021, the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert panel to address the Supply Side of Professional Care Providers of Persons with Dementia. The panel’s six presenters provided insight into workforce research priorities that may help improve care for people living with dementia.

Presenters emphasized that an adequate understanding of supply side issues requires better measurement tools that can capture the dimensions of the dementia care workforce, from the demand for dementia care services to the relative contributions of different kinds of care providers. Better measurement tools would help shape strategies to address three significant supply side challenges: recruitment and retention of dementia care specialists, alignment of workforce development with team-based models of dementia care, and examination of structural influences on supply side needs.

The meeting report (PDF, 341K) is available.