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Family Caregiver Alliance: ​Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards

Deadline: October 4, 2019

The Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards, administered by the Family Caregiver Alliance, promote innovation in the field of Alzheimer’s caregiving by recognizing efforts that lead the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer’s caregivers. One will be given in each of the following three categories:

  • Creative Expression: Programs or projects that use novel, creative approaches to support persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family/informal caregivers. Examples include art, music, theatre, poetry, multimedia (e.g., film, documentary, radio), or technology used for creative engagement or other types of creative expression.
  • Diverse/Multicultural Communities: Programs or projects that address a gap or chart a new way to deliver services, support, or outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in diverse racial/ethnic, age, religious/spiritual, LGBTQ, rural/remote, limited income, and other groups of caregivers with unique needs.
  • Public Policy: Programs or projects that advocate for policy or systems changes for the benefit of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or their family/informal caregivers. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, media or public awareness campaigns, advocacy campaigns, or any other actions to strengthen public or private recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.

Amount: Three awards of $20,000 will be made (one per category).

Eligibility: Not for profit organizations, government agencies, and universities addressing a community need with a program or project that focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are eligible to apply. Family/informal caregivers are unpaid caregivers, including family members, friends, domestic partners, and neighbors.

Note: Support for family/informal caregivers need not be the primary mission of the organization, agency, or university. For example: past winners include a library, songwriting organization, and pubic advocacy group.

Link: https://www.caregiver.org/alz-caregiving-awards

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