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July 2022 Newsletter

                                     July 2022 Newsletter

Recruitment Partners at AAIC

Recruitment Partners will be attending The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference July 31 – August 4 in San Diego. Come by the Recruitment Partners booth 214 to say hello and learn how we can support you in your study design and participant recruitment.

Don’t miss Mike Splaine’s presentation on International Psychogeriatric Association Guidelines on Dementia and Agitation: From Provisional to Final with Related Treatment Algorithms. Findings from Dialogue with Patients and Families of Persons with Dementia. The presentation will be on August 1st at 1:15pm – 2:30pm PST in the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20BC.  

If you would like to connect with Recruitment Partners Managing Partners Dr. Jacobo Mintzer and Mike Splaine about recruitment strategy, schedule time to meet with them HERE.

Register for AAIC here.

Clinical Trial Design to Improve Trial Diversity

The National Academies of Science (NAS) recently published the report ‘Improving Representation in Clinical Trials and Research: Building Research Equity for Women and Underrepresented Groups’. The report identifies policies, procedures, programs, or projects aimed at increasing the inclusion of these groups in clinical research and the strategies used to improve diversity in clinical trials.

Amy Knopf, Assistant Professor in the Indiana University School of Nursing who served on a 12-member National Academies of Science (NAS) committee states that “Our report found these so-called ‘hard to reach’ populations are in fact open to getting involved in clinical trials if they can make it work in their day-to-days lives”.

Access the report here.

Learn more about the report here.

Who Me, A Brain Research Volunteer?

Schedule your network for a free webinar about the benefits of participating in brain research. Hear about some of the latest brain health and ADRD research studies and the the how-to’s of participation.

Schedule today, call or email Jen Vasconcellos:

443-741-1696 ext 703

New Moving Together Group Starting in August

New Moving Together classes enrolling now! Moving Together free online movement program is starting August 8th and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2pm PT.

There is still time to sign up for this group. Register today!

Moving Together is a free online movement program for people with dementia and their care partners. Moving Together classes combine gentle movements, mindfulness activities, and opportunities to make new friends. The program is designed to improve mobility, cognitive function, and overall wellbeing. Participants attend the sessions as a pair (which includes a person with dementia and their care partner) and must have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet with internet. Moving Together is funded by the National Institute on Aging and is offered to participants at no cost.

Interested? Register for the program HERE.

Alzheimer’s Imaging Study

A Connecticut based Alzheimer’s imaging study is seeking participants with Alzheimer’s disease or MCI. Participants receive state-of-the-art brain imaging and analysis free of cost and they are compensated for their time. The study is being conducted in New Haven Connecticut.

This study seeks:

  • People aged 50 to 90 years old experiencing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn more and fill out an interest survey HERE.

UCSD Alzheimer’s Study

The UC San Diego Alzheimer’s study is seeking participants who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, aged 50-83, and who live in the San Diego area. Study participants receive Memantine, an FDA approved medication for Alzheimer’s disease and participants are compensated for their time.

Interested? Fill out this interest survey HERE.

Living With Dementia in Southern Africa

Stigma around dementia and lack of dementia support resources and education is a global issue. This article highlights the challenges caregivers, providers, and people living with dementia often face in South Africa. These issues include: shortage of skilled medical specialists such as geriatricians and trained caregivers, inaccessibility of expensive diagnostic tools, lack of access to private or state-run outpatient support or residential care facilities, family caregiver burn out.

Civil society organizations such as the social justice-focused think tank Institute for Economic Justice in South Africa suggests actions that can be done to help address these issues including extending social welfare grants or even instituting a universal basic income grant to support family caregivers.

Learn more here.

What’s Happening in the Alzheimer’s Field?

Why Do More Women Develop Alzheimer’s Disease?

Recent study results published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, researchers at the University of Chicago and Boston University School of Medicine identified a gene that may increase Alzheimer’s risk in women. The gene is called gene called MGMT, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase. The findings offer a potential clue into why women develop Alzheimer’s more often than men. Learn more here.

New Promising Developments: Preventive Intervention in Dementia

Don’t miss The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) upcoming webinar: Preventative Interventions in Dementia. Can dementia be prevented? If so, how? In this webinar, experts in the field of dementia prevention research will review and provide updates on the most current knowledge on dementia prevention strategies. The webinar will be held Thursday, September 1st at 7:00am Central/Secretariat. Registration Coming Soon!

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