Brain Health Virginia is a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission, the Virginia Department of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. This webpage was created to help achieve the following objectives:
- Educate health care providers on the importance of early detection and timely diagnosis of cognitive impairment, validated cognitive assessment tools, and the value of a Medicare Annual Wellness visit for cognitive health.
- Conduct culturally-appropriate public health campaigns to increase understanding and awareness of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and the value of early detection and diagnosis.
These objectives were inspired by the Healthy Brain Initiative, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alzheimer’s Association in 2013. The initiative is both a call to action and a guide for implementing an effective, coordinated approach to moving brain health into the public health spotlight.