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Expert Meeting on Learning from History: Strengthening the Design of AD/ADRD Pragmatic Clinical Trials

On April 3, 2023, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the National Institute on Aging convened a hybrid expert meeting that examined how primary care can work to improve pragmatic clinical studies related to the diagnosis of AD/ADRD and evidence generation on best practices in routine care for PLWD. Interest was placed on overcoming sources of bias and inadequate power within these trials. The workshop was conducted based on a gap in the literature regarding screening for elder abuse in primary care and a lack of evidence on primary care screening for elder abuse in adults with diagnosed AD/ADRD. Another focus was to better understand the role of primary care in caring for those with AD/ADRD and how to facilitate Advanced Care Planning in the primary care setting. Discussions also surrounded the suggestion of having primary care serve as the site for medication management services for those with AD/ADRD. In this Expert Meeting, the Board considered the role of primary care providers in addressing these critical issues.

The report (PDF, 363K) is now available.

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