$1.34M Grant Will Be Used to Broaden Psychosocial Research into Dementia Care

$1.34M Grant Will Be Used to Broaden Psychosocial Research into Dementia Care
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Alzheimer’s Association $1.34 million to find more evidence-based ways to enhance care and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementias, and their care partners. The five-year grant will support a project titled "Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Consortium to Improve Care and Outcomes for Persons Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia (LINC-AD)." The research is intended to spur more scientific interest and participation in psychosocial dementia care studies while fortifying the current research structure. The psychosocial approach considers the influence of psychological factors and the social environment on patients’ physical and mental wellness and ability to function. "The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to improving care and support for people living with Alzheimer’s and all dementia, as well as their care partners," said Sam Fazio, PhD, the study’s principal investigator, said in a press release. Fazio is senior director, quality care and psychosocial research, with the Alzheimer’s Association. "This research will develop a framework that defines evidence-based measures and use more consistently to accelerate knowledge, understanding and application of care strategies that improve the quality of life," Fazio said. Working with care and suppor
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