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Care & Caregiving: Technology-based dementia assessment and care (Milestone 13.I)


Timeline Start - End

2020 - 2023

Research Implementation Area

Research on Care and Caregiver Support

Support research on technology-based dementia assessment, care and management.

Success Criteria

  • Launch programs to increase evidence base on effectiveness of technology-based solutions across categories of use (e.g., assessment/monitoring, provision of services, outreach).

  • Expand evidence to include new technology applications such as sensing and monitoring systems, technology-enhanced assessment programs, EMRs, and robotic applications.

  • Address cost-effectiveness, usability, challenges and unintended consequences, for populations of various levels of education, health, and computer/technology literacy.

Summary of Key Accomplishments

With co-funding from multiple Institutes, NIA supported a large multi-site research platform called Collaborating Aging Research Using Technology (CART). CART engaged  four research sites and diverse research participants to ensure that technologies for aging in place are inclusive, widely applicable, and can be easily integrated into a variety of future research studies. The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories, funded at the end of FY2021, will serve as a national resource to promote the development and implementation of artificial intelligence approaches and technology to improve care and health outcomes for older Americans, including persons living with dementia and their care partners. Other NIA-funded projects are developing and sharing mobile tools for cognitive assessment and leveraging electronic health records to explore methods for low-cost detection of cognitive decline.

The key accomplishments summary is current as of March 2022. 

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