National Competition Recognizes Outstanding Programs Helping Alzheimer's Families and Caregivers

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Winning programs awarded $20,000 each from Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four remarkable nonprofit programs that address the needs of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's disease have won the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. The winning programs, selected in a national competition, will each receive $20,000.

The Awards, now in their eighth year, were announced by Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. Awards are in three categories: Creative Expression, Policy and Advocacy, and Diverse/Multicultural Communities.

"We were tremendously impressed with the inventiveness and commitment exhibited by this year's entries to the Awards program," said FCA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly. "We are pleased and grateful to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation for allowing us to recognize and reward these truly extraordinary programs."

The organizations will receive their awards at a celebratory reception during the annual "Aging in America" Conference scheduled for March 20-24 in Washington, DC. The Awards reception will be held on March 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. For conference information, visit

This year's winning programs:

Creative Expression

University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Program: Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts

Diverse/ Multicultural Communities

Arts & Minds, New York, NY
Program: Arts & Minds at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Policy and Advocacy (two recipients)

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), San Francisco, CA
Program: Campaign to Eliminate the Inappropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs and Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's Office, West Palm Beach, FL
Program: Guardianship Fraud Program and Hotline

Detailed information on the winning programs:
To see an interactive scrapbook of past awardees, click HERE.

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation invests in programs that promote education, tolerance, social services, healthcare, and the arts. In the area of Alzheimer's disease, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation focuses its grant-making on the advancement of research by junior investigators in the United States and Israel and investments in Alzheimer's disease caregiving.

Family Caregiver Alliance and its National Center on Caregiving offer local and national programs to support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. A wealth of caregiving advice, resource listings, fact sheets, newsletters, research reports, policy updates, and discussion groups can be found at Call (800) 445-8106 for more information.

For consumer information, see FCA's Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiving, and Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behavior.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016