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Projects and Programs

OSA develops programs that are rooted in research and designed for application in the community as well as professionally.

Alzheimer’s Disease Registry

The Alzheimer’s Disease Registry is a comprehensive statewide registry of SC residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).

Dementia Dialogues

Dementia Dialogues is a 5-session training course designed to educate the community and individuals who care for persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.

Evaluation Sub-Award for the Greenville Health System – REACH Program (GHS – REACH)

The Office for the Study of Aging serves as the evaluator for the three year program GHS-REACH (PI: James Davis, MD), that seeks to expand and enhance the educational and supportive services to persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers through the provision of caregiver coaching and education. 

Healthy Connections Prime Training

Healthy Connections Prime is a new option for seniors 65 and older with Medicare and Medicaid. This program is a partnership through South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid and the federal government (Medicare). Through Healthy Connections Prime, members will receive all the services they need, fully managed by a single Healthy Connections Prime Medicare-Medicaid Plan. The OSA has developed training for the three participating Medicare-Medicaid plans and providers.

Home Care Specialist Training

The Home Care Specialist course provides training on chronic disease management and is intended for Personal Care Aide (PCA) workers caring for people in their own homes.

South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network (SC-HBRN) Collaborating Center

The SC-HBRN has three specific aims: (1) establish a research agenda concerning cognitive health and healthy aging, (2) advance research in the areas of cognitive health and healthy aging, and (3) support fellowship training of students.