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Studies recruiting healthy volunteers, people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging Imaging of Brain Inflammation in People With Alzheimer’s Disease (New York, NY) Caregivers Skills TrainingContinue reading “Studies recruiting healthy volunteers, people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment”

As Science Evolves, So Do Study Sections

Study sections adapt to changing science René Etcheberrigaray, Senior Scientific Advisor, Division of Extramural ActivitiesThe NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) reviews approximately 70% of the applications received by NIH, including those assigned to NIA. But as science advances, so must peer review. As a result of recent evaluations, CSR made changes to study sections ofContinue reading “As Science Evolves, So Do Study Sections”

The Importance of Sleep in Healthy Aging, Commuting Patterns of Older Professionals, and More

Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events happening at NIA: New report on indicators of well-being among older Americans — Federal agencies, including NIA, identified and updated 40 indicators of well-being in the areas of population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, health care, and environment. Sleep disturbances linked to abnormal depositsContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep in Healthy Aging, Commuting Patterns of Older Professionals, and More”

New Funding Opportunities from NIA

This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities and Notices (published in October 2020) by clicking on the links below: RFA-AG-21-027:Continue reading “New Funding Opportunities from NIA”

How the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Can Help You

NIA established the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) network in 1984 to spark more collaborative, accelerated efforts in translating scientific discoveries into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Today, NIA funds 31 ADRCs at major medical institutions across the United States and four exploratory centers. For people and families affectedContinue reading “How the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers Can Help You”

Volunteers Needed for Clinical Trials and Registries on Alzheimer’s, FTD, Brain Health, Caregiving

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Search for clinical trials and studies near you with NIA’s Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details, including contact information. Caregivers Online Support and Skills Training for Dementia Caregivers (Austin, TX) Skills Training for LGBT Dementia Caregivers (Atlanta, GA) Drugs Continue reading “Volunteers Needed for Clinical Trials and Registries on Alzheimer’s, FTD, Brain Health, Caregiving”

Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA

Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events happening at NIA: Epigenetics study updates the dog-to-human age formula with implications for cross-species comparison to help understand human aging processes — A study, in part supported by NIA, used epigenetics to compare aging of dogs and humans. Such epigenetic changes may help researchers better understandContinue reading “Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA”