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Recommendations for Vermont from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Provide training and orientation to consumers and family members of individuals newly diagnosed with dementia regarding the condition, the system of dementia care, and social supports.
- Develop state policies regarding benefits and subsidies to family caregivers that promote active involvement of families in dementia care. These incentives can be in the form of monetary incentives, tax incentives, health care coverage, or deferred income incentives (retirement) as well as non-monetary incentives such as eligibility to obtain counseling and support for family caregivers through Choices for Care and other state or locally sponsored programs.
- Develop employer-supported dementia caregiver training and other employer-supported programs