Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Novel treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimers Disease (AD): targeting inflammatory injury using three translational anti-inflammatory strategies in a new AD model.
Principal Investigator:

Laura Dugan

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects 1 in 8 Americans, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a million of those living with AD are Veterans, and recent studies have shown that Veterans have a 60% increased risk of developing AD. Behavioral changes, such as agitation and aggression, confusion, and dramatic personality changes, termed neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are highly prevalent in AD patients, and are extremely challenging for caregivers, placing si...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.