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April 2022 Newsletter

                                      April 2022 Newsletter

Mike Splaine & Lori La Bey

Mike Splaine will chat with Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey to discuss Participating in Alzheimer’s Research.  Learn about the hows and whys of participating in brain health research. This discussion is helpful for anyone interested in research, including those experiencing cognitive decline, family members and caregivers, and healthy volunteers. Watch or listen live or later at your convenience. The talk airs April 28th at 2pm EST. Tune in HERE.

Who Me, A Brain Research Volunteer?

Schedule your network for a free seminar about the benefits of participating in brain research. Hear about some of the latest in brain science and get your questions answered about the how-to’s of participation.

Schedule today, call or email Jen Vasconellos:

443-741-1696 ext 703

Moving Together Research Study

Moving Together is an online group movement program for people with mild-to-moderate dementia and their care partners. Moving Together integrates physical, cognitive, and social activities.

Who can participate in the Moving Together program?

To qualify for the study, you or someone you care for must be diagnosed with mild-to-moderate dementia, be able to move freely without the use of a wheelchair in their home, and have access to a computer, laptop, or iPad with internet. Participants participate as a pair (which includes a person with memory loss and a care partner). The study seeks a person with mild-to-moderate dementia and a care partner to join a 1-hour online class 2x a week for 12 consecutive weeks.

See if you qualify to join the study HERE.

If you wish to learn more about the program, join the Moving Together team as they host an online information session to talk about what it is like to participate and the great results that past participants have experienced from improved mobility, quality of life, and reduced stress.

Monthly Online Information Session

Click HERE to Register

NIA Bootcamp to Foster Diversity & Innovation in Aging Research

The National Institute on Aging is launching a Healthy Aging Start-Up Challenge & Bootcamp with a focus on diversity and innovation in aging research. Researchers and entrepreneurs from groups underrepresented in health-related sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by May 23, 2022.

The Bootcamp will offer:

  • Entrepreneurial coaching and workshops
  • Mentorship
  • Grant application skill building
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Access to industry networks

Learn more and apply HERE.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Research Events

AAIC ’22

Save the date for the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego and available online. The world’s leading scientists, clinical researchers, early career investigators, clinicians and the care research community will share breaking research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: 7/31 – 8/4

Register for the event here.

ADI Conference 2022

The 35th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International will be held in June 2022, both in London and online. The theme for the conference is New horizons in dementia. The conference will look at progress and barriers, new developments and innovations across all 7-action areas of the WHO Global action plan on dementia.  The conference will also forcast developments in research, diagnosis, treatment, care, and support, and advocacy. We look forward to seeing you there!

When: 6/9 – 6/11

Register for the event here.

Latinos & Alzheimer’s Symposium

Register to attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s Latinos & Alzheimer’s Symposium in Bonita Springs, Florida and online. The symposium will address updates to research and practices in order to better inform the care of Latino/Hispanic individuals living with dementia and their families. Attendees will have opportunities to network, connect with mentors, and collaborate with researchers and health care professionals.

Be sure to attend Session 1: Terminology Panel discussion on disparities in dementia risk, early detection and care in Latino/Hispanic populations with a Recruitment Partners’ colleague, Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD.

See Mike Splaine at the symposium to discuss your recruitment challenges. Email Mike to schedule a time to meet.

When: 4/25-4/26

Register for the event here.

Social Justice, Clinical Research and Dementia Care

Register for the virtual Robert L. Kane Memorial lecture with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson. The lecture, ‘Social Justice, Clinical Research and Dementia Care in Multicultural America’ will highlight social justice, clinical research, and the care that is provided to diverse groups of older people and their families in America.

When: 5/13 at 2:30-4pm CST

Register for the event here.

An Intimate Look into the Life of Caregivers

This is trailer for the documentary film ‘Today was a Good Day’ which follows three adult children caring for their mothers with different forms of dementia. These caregivers share their struggles, grief, and also their love for their parent.

The full-length documentary can be found HERE.

What’s Happening in the Alzheimer’s Field?

42 Genes Linked to AD Have Been Uncovered

An additional 42 genes connected to the development of Alzheimer’s disease were recently uncovered in the largest study of genetic risk for Alzheimer’s to date. A group of 111,326 people with Alzheimer’s disease were compared with 677,663 healthy individuals to look for differences in their genetic make-up. Findings suggest AD is caused by many factors but there may be a combination of genes that actually predisposes an individual to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This study offers hope for better diagnosis and treatment.

Learn more HERE.

Alzheimer’s Readiness Expert Panel Brief

The brief, “How the Alzheimer’s Community can Support the ‘Science of Inclusion'” highlights the elements of successful community outreach for education, treatment, and research participation related to Alzheimer’s disease to help ensure longevity, reciprocity, representation.

Recommendations for increasing engagement with underrepresented populations in the Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment enterprise include:

  • Designing outreach efforts with intentionality: View outreach as a long-term investment, gaining insight into the community’s unique needs and communicating regularly with that community. Doing so helps build mutual trust. Rather than anticipating a community’s needs, wants, challenges, discuss those factors with community representatives. Gather community feedback through educational sessions, screenings, surveys. And if possible, ensure research team members and a principal investigator are diverse and representative of the population they are targeting.
  • Another opportunity is to involve primary care physicians in the research enterprise. Primary care and other generalist doctors have the potential to make a significant difference in inclusionary research by referring patients to AD research.

Access the full brief HERE.

Recruitment partners is dedicated to engaging diverse communities in research recruitment. Learn more about our commitment and approach here.

Interested in learning how RP makes connections between care communities and researchers?

Email us today for more information and to join or mailing list!

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