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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

Wednesday January 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

America’s Health Insurance Plans
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington DC

Dial in: 866-396-1316
Code: 2027783202

Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement

Speaker: Katherine Hayes, Director of Health Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Findings from a new survey reveal that the majority of Americans, particularly women, are dramatically uninformed about their vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease and don’t realize that there are steps they could be taking today to protect their brain health. As a result, they are unprepared for the long term care needs associated with this disease. Many, in fact, incorrectly believe that they do not have to worry about getting Alzheimer’s if the disease does not run in their families. These are just some of the sobering findings from a new poll released by Maria Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the Bipartisan Policy Center which were previewed at the first-ever summit on women’s brain health in New York City, co-sponsored by the Lifetime television network. This session will summarize key findings from the survey including the knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to help better inform and prepare women and their families for the risks and costs they may face as Alzheimer’s impacts themselves or their loved ones.

Katherine Hayes is the director of health policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Prior to joining BPC, Hayes held the position of associate research professor in the department of health policy at the George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and Health Services. Prior to joining GW, Hayes served as vice president of health policy for Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., a member of the health and legislative practice groups at Hogan & Hartson, LLP (now Hogan Lovells), policy director for two large Catholic health systems, and policy director for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She also served as health policy advisor to members of the Senate and the House of Representatives in both political parties. Hayes was also a program consultant for the State of Missouri Medicaid agency, and health and education policy advisor for the State of Texas, Office of State-Federal Relations. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law.


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Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Hunter McKay (ex-officio), Karl Polzer
and Eileen J. Tell

Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.

For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from
previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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