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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth for People and Families Living with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD)

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Nov 13, 2024

Direct questions to the Scientific/Research, Peer Review, and Financial/Grants Management contacts in Section VII of the related announcement.


This opportunity is a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) for research to (1) determine the impact of telehealth on cost, access, quality, timeliness, and equity of care for people and families living with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD), and (2) identify telehealth care delivery methods that work well for people and families living with AD/ADRD.

Research must address one or more of the objectives:

  • Investigate the efficacy and effectiveness of using telehealth as a mode of home health care and care delivery, in the place of in-person care, for delivering dementia care, including but not limited to remote cognitive assessments, behavioral interventions, caregiver training, care coordination for multiple chronic conditions for persons with AD/ADRD, and psychosocial support
  • Examine telehealth and healthcare disparities among individuals living with AD/ADRD, including those from underserved populations, rural areas, and minority communities
  • Evaluate the usability and accessibility of telehealth technologies for people and families living with AD/ADRD, examining whether these tools accommodate the unique cognitive and functional challenges associated with AD/ADRD. Study the use of telehealth to address acute illness, minor injury, and primary care service provision
  • Assess the coverage and changes in coverage of telehealth services in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Assess cost of implementing telehealth interventions for dementia care compared to traditional in-person approaches, considering both short-term and long-term outcomes.
  • Examine the quality of care delivered via telehealth to people living with ADRD compared to traditional in-person approaches, considering both short-term and long-term outcomes. Such outcomes may include diagnostic accuracy and patient, caregiver, and clinician assessment of telehealth enabled service delivery
  • Assess infrastructure gaps within the realm of telehealth to reach people living with ADRD
  • Study supply side (health system and provider) adoption and use of telehealth and its impact on people and families living with AD/ADRD

General NIH eligibility includes:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations

Related funding announcements may have additional eligibility requirements.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Funding amounts are based on the related funding announcements.

Application process

Apply to a related funding opportunity listed in the application and submission information section of the NOSI.

Applicants should submit proposals to the related announcement and indicate that it is a response to the NOSI.

Investigators planning to submit an application are strongly encouraged to contact and discuss their proposed research with program staff well in advance of the anticipated submission date to better determine appropriateness and interest.

This NOSI expires on November 13, 2024.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Dementia · Elderly population · Families · Informal caregivers · Research methods and resources · Telehealth

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