Research and Funding

Blog post - encouraging older adults to participate in research

April 30, 2014

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Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults for research studies—especially older adults from underrepresented groups—is one of their greatest challenges.

Dr. Nina Silverberg, assistant director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program in the NIA Division of Neuroscience, just posted a blog describing efforts in this area. A new project aims to work through local aging services and public health networks to increase awareness among diverse older adults and to include older participants in all types of research "We are developing materials, focusing on healthy aging and research participation," she explains, "with the message that 'You CAN make a difference for yourself and future generations.'”

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