By 2060, almost a quarter of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. Healthy People 2030 focuses on reducing health problems and improving quality of life for older adults.
There are a number of objectives identified in the report relative to older adults, including addressing falls, physical activity, and medication use, among many others.
Below are the Core Objectives relative to “Dementias Including Alzheimer’s Disease (DIA).”
The Healthy People 2030 Core Objectives relate to improving the health and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Measuring these objectives will provide valuable data to track progress throughout the decade.
- Increase the proportion of older adults with dementia, or their caregivers, who know they have it. (DIA-01)
- Reduce the proportion of preventable hospitalizations in older adults with dementia. (DIA-02)
- Increase the proportion of adults with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) who have discussed their confusion or memory loss with a health care professional. (DIA-03)
All Healthy People 2030 core objectives meet several criteria, including having baseline data, a direct impact on health, and an evidence base, and they address the goals related to health, function, and quality of life. The Healthy People 2030 framework sets important health priorities for the nation over the next decade and will measure progress towards meeting those objectives.
For more information and an overview of all older adult objectives, see Healthy People 2030, Older Adults.