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November 2023 Newsletter

Register for How to Be a Friend to Someone with Dementia Webinar
Learn how to support and connect with individuals living with dementia in this online event – be the friend they need!How to be a Friend to Someone with Dementia webinar will offer practical tips and strategies to support your loved ones with dementia. Learn how to communicate effectively, provide emotional support, and create a positive environment for them. Our expert speaker, Mike Splaine, will share their knowledge and experiences, answering your questions along the way. Whether you’re a family member, caregiver, or simply interested in understanding dementia better, this event is for you! Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in someones life.
When: Tuesday, December 5th at 4:30pm EST / 1:30pm  PST
Hosted by: Aging Research Navigators, brought to you by Recruitment Partners.
Register for the free webinar here.

Book an Aging Research Webinar for Your Community!
Are the families in your network reluctant to engage in research?  Are there myths and misunderstandings surrounding research that are barriers to their participation? Let Recruitment Partners and Aging Research Navigators bring research education to your community!  We offer a series of talks on aging, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and caregiver research, at no charge. If you are interested in booking one of our webinars and offering this important information to members of your network or community, please reach out

If you are helping a grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or step-kin (stepparent, stepsibling, stepgrandparent) with dementia, CareEx Virginia Tech researchers would love to hear from you.

CareEx is a research project funded by the National Institute on Aging that aims to understand the experiences of extended family and step-family caregivers of relatives with dementia. CareEx uses telephone interviews to learn about family caregivers and their service use, needs, and challenges. The findings of this project will be used to develop more effective services and programs to support family caregivers and enhance the quality of life of persons with dementia.

Participants must live in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland, or the District of Columbia.

Learn more and fill out an interest form here.

Agitation in Alzheimer’s Research Study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Tufts Medical Center, and McLean Hospital are investigating the use of an FDA-approved drug called dronabinol (Marinol) to treat agitation and aggression in people with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Participation in the study involves:

  • Initial testing including a blood draw and EKG
  • 5 clinic visits over the course of 3 weeks, with the option to complete some visits remotely 
  • Participants must live either in or near the greater Boston area or Baltimore area

Learn more and fill out an interest form here.

Boosting Patient Recruitment and Retention

  •  RADAR Products which include CRL training, Accelerator manual, RADAR PI Seminar and more resources. Find HERE. The Recruitment Accelerator for Diversity in Aging Research, Cognitive Loss & Dementia (RADAR-CLD) is a National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded grant (R24AG065163) to develop, evaluate, and document a replicable process for creating the capacity and infrastructure to ensure recruitment and retention of diverse participants in cognitive research in aging. The grant is run by teams at Mount Sinai and SUNY Upstate with support from Recruitment Partners LLC.
  • The new report, ‘What the Clinical Trial Industry Needs to Know to Excel in Patient Recruitment and Retention 2023 Research Report: Global State of Patient Convenience’, offers insights into what sites, sponsors, and CROs had to say about emerging clinical trial patient engagement trends. Find the report here.

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

Email us today or schedule a 30 minute call to learn more.

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