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Alzheimer's Association Comments on Eureka Prize

The possibility that this prize activity duplicates other ongoing activities in any relevant sector (e.g., academia, business):
Because technology to improve care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is a fast-growing field, the Alzheimer's Association believes that duplication is likely. We encourage the National Institute on Aging to include a data-driven approach in its review process to... more »

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Connecting Medical Records

This past week I went in search of a physician who could assist me with a cognitive assessment in Nassau County. I reached out to one of my Geriatricians in the county who was immediately able to access my client's records, see his history and refer me to the appropriate Neuropsychologist. While I'm sure connecting records on a national level may be a daunting task - this process worked so expeditiously that I believe... more »

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The Patient and The Weather

Our group of meteorologists and physicians have been researching the relationship of real-time weather and human health. We have found very strong relationships between several ongoing health concerns. We believe that using wearables, looking at patient databases of actions, medicine use, and emotion, we can co-relate with weather data. With that, we can actually predict some actions of risk. Weather impacts every aspect... more »

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Use a technology that helps them remember what information they need to know

Most Alzheimer patients can be helped when they hear the same information multiple times. There are multiples ideas about what needs to be done. However, there is a solution out there that is built already called VoixRx and it can used and built on.
One of the main causes is that their short-term and long-term memory capabilities have been altered. It has been shown that they tend to remember more when they listen to... more »

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Optimizing pathways to market using scalable development and deployment methods

Publicly funded academic efforts to research and develop software technologies frequently suffer from the following hindrances to wide market adoption:

1. They result in open source tools which require expertise to install, configure, and use (e.g., see the myriad of open source, complex tools for bioinformatics and genomics, or most python-based solutions).
2. Support and maintenance are often left to the end user,... more »

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Tag along Health Record (ipad, chromebook, like devices)

With most providers utilizing several different electronic health records and results from visits not share in the appropriate time frame. Or one shared patient portal related to his/her Alzheimer appointment. Recently has to take my family member to an urgent care facility as her PCP doesn't have weekend hours and we were at this appointment for five hours. My family member was severely dehydrated and required an... more »

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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 &... more »

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TRANSITIONS

Caregiving can be a difficult change in the lives of those who care for loved ones. Transitions is a concept that would aid dementia/Alzheimer's caregivers, and any other caregivers with family members facing a debilitating health diagnosis, in their journey by providing an inclusive space to find tools, resources and information. An individualized plan would be created for each caregiver based on their current needs.... more »

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Aging in Place: Home Safety Technology

According to a 2017 study that reviewed and reported on Marital Status and the risk of Dementia, it was concluded that "During follow-up, 31 572 individuals in the study were identified as demented. Cox regression showed each non-married subcategory to be associated with a significantly higher risk of dementia than the married group, with the highest risk observed among people in the young-old age group, especially among... more »

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Patient-Friendly Search Tool to Find Azheimer's Clinical Trials

Currently, Clinicaltrials.gov is the database featuring all clinical trials. Unfortunately, it is written in clinical-speak, making it hard to locate and detemine what clinical trials are available for participation. I suggest a simple app be created that combs the Clinicaltrials.gov database for recruiting trials based on the stage of Alzheimer's disease. This would expedite the search and allow patients and caregivers... more »

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Measures or indicators judges might use to assess entries

Innovations in dementia care and support might be assessed against the following Likert scales:
1 = Not credible or convincing; 3 = Neutral; 5 = Very credible and convincing
1. The specific customer/stakeholder is clearly defined
2. The problem this customer is having is clearly described
3. This solution is clearly better (creates new value) than what exists now for this problem
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Shared database monitoring dementia progression: Real-time communication.

Problem statement: Despite the nature of dementia with several stages of progression, there is lack of robust communication system allowing up to date, real-time information that both medical professionals and care providers can monitor patients' health.

Challenge: Developing a shared restricted database that includes CT scan record results, neurological tests, and medical interpretations from physicians, and care providers'... more »

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Caregivers need better transfer technology to make ADLs faster/safer for dementia patients

Suggestion category: Low-cost innovations to improve AD/ADRD care.

Reason for entry: While the "ideas" site is for RFIs about the best ways to structure and frame the NIA's Eureka grant, this "application-like" idea attempts to motivate the NIA to focus the grant on gaps in assistive technology which make care giving challenging and unnecessarily costly. Drug therapies and more recently Internet-based information systems... more »

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Bridging gulfs between tech and demented minds.

People often experience elusive communication in a way with patients’ dementia.

To address the difficulties in understanding people with dementia speaking, through the communication device (e.g., similar to the device that Stephen Hawking used or supercomputer or iPhone Siri) will allow clearer judgment to understand the needs of patients with dementia.

This approach is innovative because the device can 1) prolong... more »

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