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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 15th, 2014

The National Institute on Aging recently put out a call for comments and ideas for a draft of its strategic directions document, Aging Well in the 21st Century. (To learn more about its importance to the NIA, read this blog from its director, Dr. Richard Hodes.)

The Alliance responded to that call by sending a letter offering the following suggestions:

  • Greater emphasis on supporting the efforts of the NIA's Geroscience Interest Group (GSIG)
  • Broader coordination with other institutes on falls prevention as a strategy to reduce age-related bleeding risk in the clinical setting
  • Research how to effectively train clinicians to identify cognitive impairment and to effectively and comprehensively treat diagnosed patients and their family caregivers
  • Inclusion of advocacy organizations as part of NIA’s communication efforts, as well as broader and more creative strategies regarding outreach to state and federal policymakers

To read the letter, please download the PDF below.

Update:  Our ACT-AD Coalition also sent a response with comments on Alzheimer's disease.


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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