Dr. Sloane is a nationally recognized expert in family medicine and geriatrics. He and Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman co-direct the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-CH. The Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care is funded by the National Institute of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Alzheimer’s Association, and other foundations, and focuses on care issues related to older persons.
Dr. Sloane’s noted work centers around the management of behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, for which he received the prestigious Pioneer Award from the US Alzheimer’s Association. He co-edits Essentials of Family Medicine and Primary Care Geriatrics, both journals are currently in their sixth editions. Dr. Sloane also co-founded the Carolina Alzheimer’s Network, a program dedicated to training primary care providers in evidence-based dementia care.
Current research and areas of interest include: institutional and community-based long-term care, management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, medical care of older persons, medical symptoms, and translational research.
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