The National Academy of Sciences Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) invites scientists to submit white papers on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias in the first phase of a new decadal survey aimed at reducing the burden of these diseases.
Decadal surveys are unique Academies endeavors that aim to set research agendas for the next decade on topics of significant national interest; submitting a white paper is a key way to inform this particular survey at its earliest stages. BBCSS invites submissions from researchers in psychological science and related fields, as well as from stakeholder communities involved in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or the field of aging as a whole.
Submitted papers should be no more than 5 pages and specifically should address one or more of the following issues:
- Potential theories and methodologies to examine social and behavioral pathways—such as exercise, education, and social interactions—in the development and management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
- The role and effectiveness of support systems including nursing homes and faith communities to determine best practices
- Other research not commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease that could inform prevention and care
The deadline for submission of white papers is June 15, 2019. Submitted papers will be posted on the decadal survey website for public view.