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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Optimizing Dementia Care Through Collaborative Recovery Interventions
Principal Investigator:

Michelle M. Hilgeman

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2015 - October 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $12,798
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION: Dementia affects over 7% of veterans age 65 and above seeking care through the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA), amounting to one out of every eleven veterans in some VISNs. The unique functional and behavioral impairments associated with Alzheimer's or a related dementia (ADRD) contribute substantially to psychological and physical morbidity of family caregivers and high rates of nursing home placement, with 60% of ADRD caregivers rating the emotional stress of caregi...

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