The NIA IMPACT Collaboratory’s multiple principal investigators, Susan L. Mitchell, PhD, MPH, and Vincent Mor, PhD, shared the vision and goals of the project with LeadingAge in an article from January 17.
“We are confident that the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory will transform the delivery, quality, and outcomes of care provided to Americans with dementia, and their caregivers, by accelerating the testing and adoption of evidence-based interventions within health care systems,” says Mitchell.
The article includes a description of the problem of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as how the structure of the IMPACT Collaboratory will help researchers who seek to conducted embedded pragmatic clinical trials to combat these conditions.
IMPACT leaders hope their collaborative efforts will identify and validate evidence-based programs that can be adopted across PLWD communities and help people live a higher quality of life. “The goal,” concludes Mor, “is to reduce the suffering of persons living with dementia, reduce the burden on the caregivers, and ease the challenge of humanely meeting the needs of this difficult-to-serve population, while maintaining their dignity—and I am confident we can achieve this.”
Read the full article at LeadingAge here.