Summit Virtual Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias continue to grow at an overwhelming rate in the Unites States. Recent estimates indicate that AD is the sixth leading cause of death for persons over the age of 65. Caring for an individual with AD or related dementia can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs for the individual, family members, and other caregivers. Frequently, people with dementia and their caregivers need access to a wide range of resources to ensure proper care and maximize quality of life. To address the growing need for evidence that improves the type and quality of care and support provided to persons with dementia and their caregivers, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is hosting the Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers.

The Virtual Summit Series will build on the foundation laid by the 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers. The 2020 Virtual Summit Series aims to expand upon what was learned in the previous summit and spark new innovative ideas from those living with dementia, caregivers, researchers, providers, and advocates. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 Virtual Summit Series is to provide an opportunity for individuals to share perspectives about critical scientific gaps and opportunities for research. Through the 2020 summit, NIA will gather input to help inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations.

The dates of the Summit Virtual Meetings Series are:

  • July 10, 2020, 1:30-4:30 p.m. EDT
  • July 21, 2020, 1-4:30 p.m. EDT
  • August 13, 2020, 1:30-5:00 p.m. EDT

Visit the NIA website for more information and to register.

Goals

Bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds to identify evidence-based programs, strategies, approaches, and other research that can be used to improve the care, services, and supports of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Partners

Public-Sector Partners:
National Institute on Aging

Private-Sector Partners:
Alzheimer's Association ®*
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration*
Avanir Pharmaceuticals*
Biogen*
Home Instead Senior Care ®*
The Shiley Foundation*

*Provides funding or in-kind support for this program.

FNIH Contact

Joanne Morse, Senior Development Officer, jmorse@fnih.org