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Family Caregiver Alliance: Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

Deadline: September 18, 2015

The Family Caregiver Alliance is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. This program recognizes organizations that focus primarily on family or informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There are three categories for awards:

  • Creative Expression: This award will go to programs or projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family / informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theatre, journaling, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio) or other types of creative expression.
  • Diverse / Multicultural Communities: This award will go to programs or projects that provide services, support or other types of outreach to family / informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, age diversity, religion / spirituality, gender, rural, low income, and LGBT or other communities.
  • Policy and Advocacy: This award will go to programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family / informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector’s recognition and support of family / informal caregivers.

Amount: One award of $20,000 will be given in each of the above categories.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 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.

Link: https://caregiver.org/gilbert-awards-general-information

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