PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
For the fourth year, the Fondation Médéric
Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) are running
Alzheimer’s Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions
for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the Award
is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications
can be submitted from today 19 July until 1
December 2011 at http://www.alz.co.uk/award.
Psychosocial research involves or relates to both the social and
psychological aspects of a patient’s life. Often this includes the
relationship between the personal, internal environment and the
wider social world, such as the influence of social and
environmental factors on an individual’s state of mind or
behaviour. This type of research is aimed at supporting and
enhancing the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease
and their carers.
Two Alzheimer’s Awards will be given, the first for the best
evidence-based psychosocial intervention with a prize of
€18,000. The second award, of €7,000, will be given
for the most promising evidence-based psychosocial
All project proposals and complete application forms should be
submitted by email before 1 December 2011. The winners will receive
their awards during the 27th International Conference of
Alzheimer’s Disease International in London, UK in March 2012.
Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by a number of
progressive disorders that affect memory, thinking, behavior and
the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is
the most common type of dementia.
After age 65, the likelihood of developing dementia roughly
doubles every five years. In the World Alzheimer Report 2010, ADI
estimated that there are 35.6 million people living with dementia
worldwide, increasing to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115