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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise in Community Living Centers (PLIE-CLC)
Principal Investigator:

Deborah E Barnes

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: June 2020 - May 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $286,439
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder that is associated with a progressive decline in cognitive function that slowly robs people of the ability to function independently. Community Living Centers (CLCs) provide care for approximately 20,000 Veterans with dementia annually, many of whom have comorbid conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury that can complicate their care. CLC staff receive limited training in strategies for engaging residents wit...

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