Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Establishing a dementia registry could aid in directing brain health resources in Virginia

The Virginia Memory Project is on track to become a state law, with the support of Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) and funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This dementia registry project aims to document cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases in Virginia, helping policymakers and public health leaders develop effective solutions for individuals with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

The project is one of four dementia registries in the country, supported by the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congress has introduced bills to reauthorize the original act passed in 2018, which will continue to support these initiatives across the country.

LeadingAge Virginia supports this legislation as it will gather information about brain health, memory, and caregiving for all adults in Virginia, not limited to those in assisted living facilities. The project has already identified over 700,000 cases of dementia in Virginia and is open for enrollment to anyone aged 18 and above through a confidential online survey. This data will help identify areas with high prevalence of dementia, allocate resources more effectively, and develop solutions that benefit everyone across the state.

By Aiden Nguyen

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