The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are developing a research agenda for the next decade in the behavioral sciences as they relate to Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD). This endeavor—referred to by the Academies as a decadal survey—starts off with an August 14, 2019 workshop on the experience of Alzheimer’s and caregiving, epidemiology, and models of care. The workshop is open to the public; psychological scientists and others are invited to attend in person in Washington, DC or via webcast.
The decadal survey, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and other groups, seeks to review research using the methods of the behavioral sciences on the burden of Alzheimer’s disease, challenges associated with care, potential interventions, and more. The survey is chaired by a committee of distinguished scientists including APS Fellows Margarita Alegría (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School) and Terrie E. Moffitt (Duke University and King’s College London).
The workshop will be held from 9 AM to 5:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Scientists can attend in person at the Academies in Washington, DC, or tune in via webcast. Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide a brief spoken comment at the conclusion of the workshop.
The workshop follows a call for white papers on Alzheimer’s disease that closed on June 30, 2019. Interested individuals can read the submitted white papers by clicking here.
To learn more about the Academies study in general, click here.