The RECALL Foundation takes pride in meticulously reviewing and selecting Research Grant applications.  Below are just a few of the many examples of Research Grants funded and how donor contributions make a difference.

Caregiver Education

Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota/North Dakota – $10,000 for the “Foundations of Dementia Care – Phase II” project.

UW-Milwaukee Foundation – $30,000 for the “Time Slips Online” project

Alzheimer’s Association Kentucky/Indiana Chapter $15,915 – Grant for a caregivers training program “The Essentials of Dementia Care.”

 Twin Cities Public Television, $9,885Alzheimer’s awareness outreach project.

Alzheimer’s Association-Minnesota/North Dakota – $63,500, “Quality Dementia Care Training” grant to develop, pilot, market and deliver a dementia-specific education curriculum for caregivers working in long term care facilities.

Main Street Project – $10,000, “The Future of Rural America Media Seminars” grant is the first of a series of state and regional press seminars on the future of rural America. The seminars are designed to educate news writers and editors and broadcasters who serve rural areas about the challenges and initiatives that are transforming rural America.

Hamline Midway Elders $ 2,500, This project is the production of a brochure designed especially for long-term care facility and hospital discharge personnel.

National Alzheimer’s Association $10,000 – Grant to support the largest Alzheimer’s conference in the nation. Funds were used to host keynote speaker.

Resident Councils of Washington $2,000 – Grant to produce a resident empowerment toolkit.

Interfaith $25,000 – Grant to support the production of Town Hall Meeting to offer caregivers options for long-term health care.

Alzheimer’s Association Kentucky/Indiana Chapter $15,915 – Grant for a caregivers training program “The Essentials of Dementia Care.”

University of Wisconsin Center for Health & Aging Services Excellence, Eau Claire, WI – $30,000 for development of a model curriculum leading to a certification program for adult learners wishing to advance in the long term health care profession. The grant will also provide Extendicare scholarships and support for student development activities in the areas of enhanced learning and applied research.

Planning Council for Health and Human Services, Inc, Milwaukee, WI – $5,000 to co-fund a study of best practices for providing mental health services to older adults in the United States. The study will provide public policy makers and others who work with the elderly with information necessary to plan for the needs of older adults with mental illness.

Alzheimer’s Association, Laurel Mountain, Greensburg, PA – $10,000 to improve emergency medical responses and promote greater understanding of behaviors exhibited by dementia patients in crisis situations.

Arthritis Foundation, Milwaukee, WI – $10,286 Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program – Professional Staff Training Pilot.

Alzheimer’s Association – Kentucky/Indiana – $19,820 The Family Caregiver Support Project.

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana – $10,000 – Resource guide.

Alzheimer’s Association of SE WI – $30,000 – Dementia Care Specialist Training.

Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota/North Dakota – $10,000 – Foundations of Dementia Care – Phase II.

William Mitchell College of Law –  $15,000 for the Model Protocol for Recognizing and Intervening in Cases of Financial Exploitation of Care Facility Residents: Tools and Resources for Providers program.

Institute for Caregiver Education $10,000 –  This grant was for “English as a Second Language” program. Teaching people English so they can work effectively in long term care.

American Society on Aging  $19,612 – This grant was for the 2003 Extendicare Foundation Awards program recognizing organizations that produce an innovative program for recruitment and retention of certified nursing assistants in long-term care.

Arthritis Foundation $2,250 – This grant was for a program called “Take the A Train with Extendicare” showing individuals how to self-manage their arthritis.

Planning Council $5,000 – This grant was to provide organizations serving older adults and public policy makers with the information necessary to plan for the needs of older adults with mental illness.

John Douglas French $35,000 – This grant was funding at Harvard Medical School for the “Adopt a Scientist” program.

AA-Laurel Mountains $10,263 –This request is for training of emergency personnel in how to deal with persons with dementia.

UW-Eau Claire Foundation $30,000 – This grant was funded at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for “Planting the Seeds for Future LTC Leadership” curriculum and scholarships.

Resident Councils of Washington $5,000 – This grant was for “Partners in Progress – Empowerment Tools that Work” toolkit.

Alzheimer’s Research

Medical College of Wisconsin – $100,000 for the research study entitled, “Neuropsychiatric Characteristics of Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes.

Center for Neuropsychological Studies – $38,145 for the “Attenuating the Cognitive Decline in MCI Individuals with Exercise in an Assisted Living Facility” project.

UW Wisconsin Foundation  – $150,000 for the WRAP Alzheimer’s research program.

Froedtert Hospital Foundation – $50,000 for the Midlife Obesity and Dementia study.

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, $35,000 Adopt-a-Scientist program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Doo Yeon Kim research project “Neurotoxicity of VGSC BETA2-C-Terminal Fragments in AD Brains.”\

Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, $150,000 Alzheimer’s research project titled “Investigation of the potential of cross-linked AB peptide species as an immunogen for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease with scientist Dr. Robert Moir.

Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, $75,000 Alzheimer’s research project titled “Characterization of a new AD gene; ubiquilin 1” with scientist Dr. Mikko Hiltunen.

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, $98,420 Alzheimer’s research project titled “Identifying Pre-Clinical Signs ofAlzheimer’s Disease in a High-Risk Cohort of Adult Children of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Wisconsin Comprehensive Memory Program – $99,893, Midwest Initiative for Dementia Screening (MINDS) Project provides regional dementia screening, improving early detection of dementia in Wisconsin and to improve Alzheimer’s awareness through community education.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – $17,329, This research grant was for “Predicting susceptibility to falls in the older adults for preventing unintentional falls.” The objective was to investigate the potential of using a new technology that mimics conditions preceding unintentional fall to determine why some elders who do well during clinical balance tests suffer unintentional falls at home and in the environment while elders of the same age group do not. The outcome is used for predicting the susceptibility to falls for preventing unintentional falls in older adult populations.

Medical College of Wisconsin $50,461 – Grant to support cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research.

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, Los Angeles, CA – a $35,000 matching grant to support the “Adopt a Scientist” program at Harvard Medical School. The grant provides support for the scientist, Dr. Eun-Kyoung Choi, who is researching the role of a newly discovered protein (calesnilin) that binds to presenilin, a key molecule in the production of amyloid, the main protein responsible for Alzheimer’s disease.

UWM Foundation – $11,778 – A Guide to Supporting Family Caregivers Through the Alzheimer’s Disease Trajectory: Grief and Personal Growth.

National Alzheimer’s Association – $100,000 Safe and efficient gene therapy technique that will produce proteins in the brain that may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute – $196,350 – Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP).

UWM Foundation – Dr. Bertram Ezenwa – $63,645 – Predicting Susceptibility to Falls in Older Adults for Preventing Unintentional Falls.

Medical College of Wisconsin – $78,448 – The Role of Neurogranin in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Possible Therapeutic.

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation – $41,852 – Pilot research study determining the practicality of screening for and diagnosis of early cognitive impairment in primary care.

Medical College of Wisconsin – $100,000 – Neuropsychiatric Characteristics of Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Subtypes.”

Center for Neuropsychological Studies – $38,145 – Attenuating the Cognitive Decline in MCI Individuals with Exercise in an Assisted Living Facility.

Quality of Life

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – $22,000 for the “Wisconsin Dementia Education and Memory Screening Initiative with Outreach to underserved African-American Populations” project.

Amery Area Senior Center – $3,500 for the Suicide Survivors Support Group.

Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness – $15,000 for the Hearing Loss and Dementia Training Module.

Elder and Adult Day Services – $20,800 for the Travelogue project.

Lutheran Home, $4,861 – Grant for development of a therapeutic relaxation program for elderly nursing home residents.

Struther’s Parkinson’s Center, $14,500 TULIPS program – a pilot program for Parkinson’s education and awareness for use in long-term care and rehabilitation facilities.

Boerner Botanical Gardens, $12,700 Alzheimer’s and institutionalized older adults horticultural therapy program.

Aurora Sinai Medical Center $25,000 – Grant to support the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit. Funds were used for a family and caregiver education center.

 Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA – $45,408 for the creation of a website containing data on best architectural design and construction practices for dementia care facilities.

 Board of Regents, The  University of Wisconsin System on behalf of UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and Department of Film, Milwaukee, WI – $9,925 for the production of a 15-minute video tape of the life, professional and familial, of a nurses aide in a skilled nursing facility.

The TRECS Institute, Pennsylvania. $26,233 for Amazing Stories to be Told.

The Caring Companion, Washington. $9,000 – one on one weekly companionship for nursing facility Alzheimer’s residents.

Southeast Asian Ministry – $18,070 – Grandfather’s Story Cloth children’s book.

United Community Center – $10,000 – expansion of services for the elderly at the Latino Geriatric Center.

UW-Milwaukee Foundation – $30,000 for the Time Slips Online project.

MacPhail – $15,000 for the Music for Life program.

NAMI Minnesota – $15,000 for the Older Adult Mental Health project.