Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards
Research in connection to the study of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a focus on understanding and addressing the greater prevalence of dementia in women and communities of color and also focus on populations historically underrepresented in research including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community.
Applicants are invited to submit research applications, focusing on understanding and addressing the greater prevalence of dementia in women and communities of color and also focusing on populations historically underrepresented in research including the LGBTQ+ community for studies in the following topic areas:A. Caregiving: The economic and social impacts of caregiving. Examples:1. Improving the delivery of social support and health care services for Alzheimer’sdisease patients and their families and caregivers; and2. Understanding and alleviating the financial, emotional, and physical impact of caringfor a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.B. Prevention: The identification of risk factors and targets for preventive healthcare and publichealth messaging. Examples:3. Identifying risk and preventive factors for Alzheimer’s disease such as sleeppatterns; chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes;and the impacts of exercise and nutrition; and4. Developing and/or using appropriate risk assessments, diagnostic tools, andeffective interventions to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and relateddementias among California’s diverse population.C. Early Diagnosis and Detection: Research and evaluation of tools for early diagnosis anddetection of Alzheimer’s disease. Examples:5. Detection of dementia by primary care practitioners and specialists through the useof brain imaging, or standardized clinical tests of memory and thinking abilities;6. Innovative methods of linking research findings and technological advances withclinical practice, medical education and new medical settings; and7. Evaluating best practice clinical guidelines or toolkits.D. Long-Term Services and Support Systems/Health Services: Investigate pathways for reducingdisparities in access to health services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and relateddementias utilizing Long-Term Services and Supports Systems/Health Services. Examples:8. Increasing the quality of dementia care in health care delivery systems;9. Improving access to Long-Term Services and Support Systems/Health Services, aswell as home and community-based services, through improved care coordination;and10. Researching effective health care system strategies and technologies that aid inreducing incidents of re-hospitalization and emergency department use.E. Populations Suffering from Health Disparities: Identifying and understanding upstreamdeterminants of health that result in disproportionate health outcomes; and prevalence ofAlzheimer’s disease and related dementias among California’s diverse population. Examples:11. Investigating the racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation/identity, andsocioeconomic differences and their impacts on risk and treatment outcomes forAlzheimer’s disease and related dementias; and12. Increasing the quality of dementia care in health care delivery systems, particularlyas it relates to cultural and linguistic competency.
- Public Agency
California (CA) public or private nonprofit academic institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants and all other associated co-applicants and subcontractors must be California-based, and all relevant project activities must take place in CA. Academic institutions and principal investigators participating in a Consortium Research Award are also subject to these requirements. Note that this RFA does not accept applications proposing drug trials.
Applicants and all other associated co-applicants and subcontractors must be California-based, and all relevant project activities must take place in California.
How to Apply
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