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The National Institute on Aging is using IdeaScale to engage the scientific community, health care professionals, professional organizations, and the public in an online dialogue. While visitors may read the submitted ideas, questions, and comments without registering for an IdeaScale account, visitors who want to contribute ideas, questions, and comments, follow ideas, questions, and comments, receive e-mail alerts, or use other site features must create an account with IdeaScale. To create an account, you must provide the following information: name, e-mail address, and password. Your e-mail address will not be visible to the public and we do not collect, maintain, disclose, or share any information about registered IdeaScale users.

Please note: Ideas, questions, and comments submitted to the site are public. As such, please do not include any personal information. If you do not wish to create an account, you can submit your ideas, questions, and comments to the NIA via e-mail at You may view additional privacy details at the following URLs: Privacy Policy and IdeaScale Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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This request is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the NIH or the NIA. The NIA does not intend to award a prize, grant, or contract based on responses nor otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted or the Government's use of such information. Acknowledgment of receipt of responses will not be made, nor will respondents be notified of the Institute's evaluation of the information received. Votes are designed to gauge the community's interest in a particular idea or comment. They are not binding for the NIA, and the NIA may or may not use vote count in the evaluation of ideas submitted through this platform.

The views expressed by people submitting ideas or comments may not reflect those of the National Institute on Aging or the National Institutes of Health.

Ideas or comments that contain the following will be removed from IdeaScale:

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  • Posts that are deemed unresponsive to the campaign topics and questions

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has developed this platform to solicit public comment on ways to optimize the development of a challenge prize for technology to improve care for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. NIA and NIH are under no obligation to incorporate these ideas into the final prize competition if one is launched, or to act on any of the ideas put forth in this platform.

Please note that submitted comments will be analyzed and may appear in NIH or NIA reports or plans. The NIH and NIA will not attribute comments to a specific person or institution in a public report. However, the NIH cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information submitted.