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  • Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Consensus Study
    An Academies committee will examine the evidence on preventive factors and/or interventions associated with decreasing the risk of developing Alzheimer's-type dementia, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and age-related cognitive impairment (i.e.,...
  • Meetings of Experts on Advanced Dementia Stand Alone Workshop
    In accordance with The National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services contracted with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene experts on advanced dementia. The experts will discuss and ...
  • Workshop on Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging Stand Alone Workshop
    The impact of hearing loss on healthy aging in older adults has largely not been considered despite hearing loss being independently associated with cognitive and physical functional decline, an increased risk of developing dementia, mortality, and...
  • Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues Consensus Study
    The IOM will conduct a consensus study that will produce a technical report on the current state of end-of-life care with respect to delivery of medical care and social support; patient-family-provider communication of values and preferences;...
  • Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries Consensus Study
    A National Research Council (NRC) and IOM committee is examining what is known about international differences among high-income countries in measures of health and disability over the life-cycle and what implications those findings have on public...
  • Reexamination of IOM Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Consensus Study
    An ad hoc committee will review and update the 1990 Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy and recommend ways to encourage their adoption through clinical guidance, consumer education, and public health strategies
  • Reviewing the National Children's Study Research Plan Consensus Study
    NRC Committee on Reviewing the National Children’s Study Research Plan
  • The Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans Consensus Study
    Consensus study to characterize the optimal health care workforce for older Americans in an aging society
  • Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders Forum
    The Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders focuses on building partnerships to further understand the brain and nervous system, disorders in their structure and function, as well as effective clinical prevention and treatment strategies.
  • Committee on Health Literacy Consensus Study
    This study assessed the problem of health literacy and consider the next steps within a public health/public education framework.