$53M NIA Grant Will Test Alzheimer’s Care in Real-world Settings

$53M NIA Grant Will Test Alzheimer’s Care in Real-world Settings
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year grant expected to total $53.4 million to Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife to lead the creation and management of a research incubator to test Alzheimer’s and dementia care interventions in real-world settings. Called the NIA Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory, the incubator will be produced with the help of more than 30 research institutions nationwide, including the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The overarching goal is to spur innovation to help patients and their caregivers. The IMPACT collaboratory is intended to foster development of practical clinical trials conducted in environments that include hospitals, homes, assisted living facilities, adult day centers and nursing homes, while serving as a nationwide resource for future clinical trial development. The collaboratory calls for funding, guiding, and assessing up to 40 pilot investigations. Another goal is development of best practices for implementing and measuring patient care, which will be shared with scientists at large. “This grant will revolutionize the national infrastructure for research into how care is delivered to people living with dementia and their caregivers,” Vince Mor, collaboration co-leader, said in a
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