Optimizing NIA’s Eureka Prize Competition Topic

Award prize to reflect needs of other dementias & young onset dementias & caregivers

This prize needs to take into account the fact that Alzheimers is not the only dementia (there are about 100 types so far described) & the fact that people who are too young to be eligible for Medicare & Medicaid (65+ years old) get dementias. My late father had a combination of FTD & CTE (he was a military veteran) and I gave him full time unpaid care at home from ages 36 - 46. 1 out of 4 caregivers is a millennial & 75% of all care for dementias takes place within a home & family setting. Let's move some resources to support these people living with dementia (of which Alzheimers is but one type) & their UNPAID family caregivers.



15 votes
Idea No. 340