Institute of Medicine Cognitive Aging Report
Early in 2012, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation (MBRF) petitioned The Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene an ad hoc committee to examine cognitive aging as distinct from Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the committee would be requested to make recommendations on the next steps needed to advance and accelerate the translation of research to practice for the diagnosis, prevention, amelioration, and treatment of cognitive aging.
The developed report, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, addresses the gamut of cognitive health concerns, offering proposals for research on the assessment and maintenance of cognitive faculty and health in older adults, healthcare professional education, and public outreach.
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