Pragmatic Trials for Dementia Care and Caregiver Support (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support pragmatic trials within Stage IV of the NIH Stage Model to improve dementia care across multiple dementia care settings that will: (1) be designed to address practical comparative questions faced by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementia (ADRD) patients, clinicians, and caregivers (both paid and unpaid); (2) include broad and diverse populations; and (3) be conducted in real-world settings with adequate sample size. These trials are intended to produce results that can be directly adopted by healthcare providers, patients, or caregivers for rapid dissemination and implementation. Successful applications will: (1) improve quality of care of persons with dementia; (2) improve quality of life for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers; (3) deliver more patient-focused, cost-effective care across multiple settings; and/or (4) reduce disparities in dementia care.

This FOA will support Stage I or Stage III pilot research to test the feasibility of implementing and integrating interventions (R61 phase) that, if successful, can transition to an R33 phase (Stage IV) for implementation of large pragmatic trials.

The transition from the R61 to the R33 phase of the award will be administratively reviewed and determined by successful completion of the go/no-go criteria that are specified for the R61 phase.