Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative 2020 Awards Announced, n4a Members Among Recipients

n4a is pleased to announce that three AAA members, two Associate members and two Title VI members have received awards for ACL's state and community Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) and its Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) Dementia Capability in Indian Country.
The seven newly awarded, three-year cooperative agreements are located in six states across the nation.
The n4a AAA and Associate members awarded the 2020 ADPI are:
Benjamin Rose Institute (OH), n4a Associate Member
ElderServices of the Merrimack Valley (MA), n4a AAA Member
Missoula Aging Services (MT), n4a AAA Member
Pima Council on Aging (AZ), n4a AAA Member
The n4a Title VI members awarded the 2020 ADPI Dementia Capability in Indian Country are:
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma (OK), n4a Title VI Member
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. (AK), n4a Title VI Member

Additionally, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners, including five Indiana AAAs—CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions, Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, LifeStream Services, REAL Services and Thrive Alliance—received a grant from ACL to deploy a collaborative dementia care model across the state. The 36-month venture will enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties. People with ADRD and their caregivers will receive coaching from community health workers serving as dementia care coordinator assistants and in-home personal care workers will receive specialized training in dementia care.
Each new grantee is required to dedicate a portion of the grant award to direct services that include the delivery of home and community-based, dementia-specific, evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions, and dementia education and training programs. Grantees will develop and deliver program activities with expectations for their sustainability beyond the life of the grant.
More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (ADRD). As the population of older adults increases, researchers anticipate that the number of people living with ADRD will nearly triple by 2050. By 2060, the number of Tribal elders aged 65 and older living with dementia is projected to grow significantly. ACL's ADPI program is dedicated to meeting this challenge by developing and expanding dementia capability in states and tribal communities.
The programs awarded funding are engaging in a range of activities designed to meet the needs of the communities and people they serve. Programs support and deliver culturally competent long-term services and supports to people living with ADRD, as well as to paid and unpaid caregivers.
While each program is different, all include activities designed to support unique populations, including low-income and minority communities, people with ADRD who live alone, people with ADRD living in tribal communities and their caregivers, as well as people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are at risk of developing dementia.
Learn more about ADPI and other related ACL initiatives.



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