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Supporting the Next Generation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Researchers

Partha Bhattacharyya, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), and Nina Silverberg, Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, Division of Neuroscience (DN) Thanks to increases in appropriations for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) research, the scientific field has evolved in unprecedented ways in a very short time, and the good news is we’reContinue reading “Supporting the Next Generation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Researchers”

Catalyze Your Career with the Butler-Williams Scholars Program in 2020!

New and Early-Career Researchers: Catalyze Your Career with the Butler-Williams Scholars Program in 2020! Jaron Lockett, Interim Director, Butler-Williams Scholars program, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (OPAE) Are you a late post-doc looking for a career in aging research? Or a junior faculty member looking to expand your career options? If you answered “yes”Continue reading “Catalyze Your Career with the Butler-Williams Scholars Program in 2020!”

Connect with NIA at GSA 2019 in Austin!

Austin City Limits: Join NIA at GSA! Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, Office of the Director (OD)Austin, TX, is the scene for the 2019 annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on November 13–17. This year’s theme is “Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks,” and it’s an excellent opportunity to network withContinue reading “Connect with NIA at GSA 2019 in Austin!”

Winners Announced for Dementia Care Coordination Challenge

An estimated 5.6 million Americans age 65 or older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and thousands more live with related disorders such as frontotemporal, vascular, Lewy body, and other dementias. Because the care of people with these diseases is complex and can involve multiple care settings, care providers, and interventions, new technologies offer the potentialContinue reading “Winners Announced for Dementia Care Coordination Challenge”

Read the latest aging and Alzheimer’s news from the NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH: Midlife functional impairment raises risk of hospitalization, nursing home admission— Middle-aged adults who develop functional impairment are at higher risk for hospitalization and nursing home admission than unimpaired peers, an NIA-funded study finds.  Noninvasive brainContinue reading “Read the latest aging and Alzheimer’s news from the NIA”

The 2019 “Parent” Alzheimer’s Disease FOAs and their “Children” Notices

The 2019 “parent” Alzheimer’s disease FOAs: What’s with all the Notices? Kimberly Kramer, Health Specialist, Division of Extramural Activities In the interest of increasing speed and efficiency, NIA initiated last year a new strategy for announcing Alzheimer’s-related research topics we hope to support. Instead of issuing a separate funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for each researchContinue reading “The 2019 “Parent” Alzheimer’s Disease FOAs and their “Children” Notices”

How Alzheimer’s affects the brain

In Alzheimer’s disease, changes to the brain likely start a decade or more before memory and other cognitive problems appear. This new video developed by the National Institute on Aging shows what we’ve learned about the brain in Alzheimer’s, and where research on treating or curing the disease is headed. Learn more about what happens toContinue reading “How Alzheimer’s affects the brain”

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. NIA’s Division of BehavioralContinue reading “The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers”