PermanenteDocs Chat on dementia care and a healthy brain


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5 million U.S. adults age 65 or older have Alzheimer’s and related dementia. When caring for people with dementia, physicians and clinicians navigate the needs of the patient, caregivers, community agencies, and other health care professionals to provide effective treatment.

For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, this live PermanenteDocs Chat with host Alex McDonald, MD, included a conversation with Tracy Lippard, MD, an internist and geriatrician with Colorado Permanente Medical Group. They discussed how Kaiser Permanente’s integrated model of care approaches the treatment of dementia care in new and innovative ways. Watch the replay above.


  • Tracy Lippard, MD, internal medicine and geriatric medicine physician, executive director of Complex Needs, Community Health and Government Programs, Colorado Permanente Medical Group; and clinical lead for Complex Needs and Elder Care, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute.

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