Client(s): Vermont Department of Aging & Independent Living
Service: Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: Aging
The incidence of Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder (ADRD) is expected to increase significantly as the population ages. In Vermont more than 20% of the state's population will be over the age of 65 by 2020, making it the second "grayest" state in the nation and as such, disproportionately impacted by ADRD. JSI performed an evaluation of Vermont programs funded by the Administration on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grant to States including the Caregiver Bridges Project, Dementia Respite Grant Program and professional education for the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
JSI's evaluation of these programs presents important considerations for other states which may be planning the development of similar interventions and programs.