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Milestone 13.M

AD Related Dementias – Specific

Increase policy-relevant research on disparities in access to care, awareness and stigma, and costs of care for persons living with AD/ADRD and their families and caregivers.

Success Criteria

  • To inform future health care planning and implementation, initiate at least two new research studies in populations that experience health disparities in dementia that focus on factors that impact access to AD/ADRD care including awareness, stigma, and cost. Determine the potential economic impact, both on healthcare systems and on patients, of earlier diagnosis and care in populations experiencing health disparities.

Summary of Key Accomplishments

NIH-funded studies are examining factors, including different social determinants of health, that can impact access to, quality of, and/or overall cost of dementia-related care. For example, data from the NINDS-funded REGARDS VCID study revealed that better cardiovascular health is associated with lower risk for inpatient encounters and lower inpatient and outpatient healthcare expenditures. Going forward, under the NIMHD-led Structural Racism RFA (RFA-MD-21-004), NINDS anticipates funding at least one new application looking at structural factors that may impact access, treatment, and care of individuals from diverse backgrounds that are at risk for developing ADRD.

This information is current as of July 2022.

Research Implementation Area
AD Related Dementias - Specific
In Progress

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Relevant Recommendations

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