The digital scrapbook devotes one page to each winner of the Gilbert Legacy Award
with multiple images, videos, hyperlinks, and a linked table of contents.
With continuing support from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to oversee the annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards program.
In the recent past, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation undertook a review of issues facing caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease. In June 2007, the Foundation published an expert panel discussion report, Strengthening Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease, which outlined promising practices, research recommendations, and key principles for caregiver support. It is against this backdrop that The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award Program was initiated. The program promotes those principles and stimulates innovation in the field of Alzheimer's disease caregiving by recognizing and rewarding those efforts which lead the way in addressing the needs of Alzheimer's caregivers. The year 2015 marks the eighth year of this award program.
One award of $20,000 will be given in each of the following three categories:
Creative Expression: This award will go to programs or projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family / informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theatre, journaling, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio) or other types of creative expression.
Diverse / Multicultural Communities: This award will go to programs or projects that provide services, support or other types of outreach to family / informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, age diversity, religion / spirituality, gender, rural, low income, and LGBT or other communities.
Policy and Advocacy: This award will go to programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family / informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector's recognition and support of family / informal caregivers.
Applications are available online only. The final closing deadline for 2015 applications has now been extended to Friday, October 9, 2015, 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Award recipients will be honored at the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA). Participants will be invited to present information about their awarded program or project at the conference. Travel stipends will be available for the conference.
Applicants should follow the online application instructions in preparing a succinct description of their submitted program or project. Finalists may be contacted to provide additional information or materials. Expert judges will objectively assess and score applications. Final recommendations will be made to The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.
For assistance with your application, please review the FAQ page first.
Requirements may be adjusted to compensate for unforeseeable circumstances upon a showing of good cause. Adjustment is subject to the discretion of FCA and/or the funding organization.
The mission of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation is to invest in programs that promote education, tolerance, social services, healthcare, and the arts. The Foundation builds on the ideals and pursuits of its founders, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert. In addition, The foundation funds Arts Education and Culture in Los Angeles, Jewish programs in Los Angeles, and universities in California. 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.
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Established in 1977, the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and assists caregivers through education, services, research, and advocacy. FCA programs support and sustain the important work of families and friends caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. The National Center on Caregiving, established at FCA in 2001, is working to advance the development of high quality cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state of the country.
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