Integrace Annual Person-Centered Research Forum
In November, Recruitment Partners attended and presented at the Integrace Annual Person-Centered Research Forum in Columbia, MD. This year’s forum highlighted the importance of acknowledging diversity and disparities in neurocognitive living and research. Recruitment Partners presented on their collaboration with Integrace on the NYU Caregiver Intervention telehealth study, which provides dementia caregiver training.


Make a Difference in a Caregiver’s Life This November
November is National Family Caregivers Month. As a care community, you probably know countless caregivers of persons with dementia in the areas you serve. What if you could offer free telehealth caregiver support to them? It’s possible through the NYUCI study. We are still accepting eligible caregivers from Florida, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky to participate.Contact us today to learn how you can help caregivers in your community sign up between now and the end of the year, December 31st, 2018. Reach out today. 


Learn About Research Available in Your Area: Difficult Behaviors in Alzheimer’s

We’re currently supporting recruitment for a Phase 3 study of a new treatment for agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. We’re seeking care community partners willing to engage in educational events — and to connect eligible residents to participate in the study at clinical trial sites — in the following cities:
  • Rogers, Arkansas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Toms River, New Jersey
  • New Hyde Park, New York
  • Suwanee, Georgia
  • San Diego, California
  • Glendale, California 
  • Orlando, Florida
Located in these areas or know of care communities that are? Contact us today to learn more. 

Mainstream Media Paying Attention to Recruitment Challenges 

The language barrier is a recruitment obstacle that’s been on RP’s radar for quite some time. That’s why we were pleased to see this headline from NPR, which indicated the challenge is only poised to get worse in the decades ahead if we don’t take action now.The article speaks to Hispanic older adults in particular, as census data estimates about 2.2 million Spanish speakers who are 65 or older (of the country’s 6 million older adults), “do not speak English very well.” While the advancement of Alzheimer’s clinical trials benefits all, “Latinos represent the country’s fastest-growing over-65 demographic and are predicted to be 50 percent more likely to get Alzheimer’s than non-Latino whites,” per the piece.

We look forward to the ways public and private entities will work together to defeat this long-standing barrier. Got recruitment challenges? Let’s partner together to overcome them. Contact us today.


How Going Public with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Boosts Research

This article from The New York Times considers the importance of high-profile individuals, most recently Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, publicly disclosing their Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Researchers explain that this openness about dementia could lead to earlier diagnosis, more opportunity for families to prepare and educate themselves, and comfort sharing their diagnosis with friends and family. With an estimated 5.7 million Americans having Alzheimer’s disease, these public disclosures offer important benefits to those living with the disease and the general public. Whose public advocacy voice has spoken to you? Tell us on our LinkedIn page.


CTAD Conference: Research Highlights & RP Involvement

CTAD (Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease) is a unique gathering of scientific leaders from around the world, and we’re thrilled that the Recruitment Partners had two posters at this year’s conference in Barcelona:

 

— One poster focused on our exciting pilot data around developing an Assisted Living Facility and an Adult Day Program as non-traditional research sites for a Phase 2 Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial;

— The other provided information about our Concierge Site Services to assist traditional research sites to recruit more effectively, in large part through connecting them to local care communities for educational events and partnership development.

 

Check out this review of ongoing research efforts and exciting findings from the conference. 

What current research studies do you find most intriguing? Send us an email and tell us about it, and we’ll share it in our next newsletter.