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Kansas is the final state to start work on Alzheimer's disease plan

After years of effort, Kansas became the 50th state to take steps to create a plan to prepare for a rising number of patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. On June 1, Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a bill to form a taskforce that will create this plan.

The effort dated back several years to the Gov. Mark Parkinson's term in 2009, said Michelle Niedens, former director of education and programs for the Alzheimer’s Association's Heart of America Chapter. Niedens recently was recruited to serve as executive director of a new program for the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center, with the goal of connecting patients across the state to its services and expertise.

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The University of Kansas Medical Center

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