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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education



Phase I of Decadal Survey on Reducing the Burden of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD)
(The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2019)


The National Academies is launching the first phase of a decadal survey focused on reducing the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (ADRD). A key aspect of the decadal survey process involves outreach to the scientific and stakeholder communities for input.

If you, and/or your organization, would like to provide direct input into the initial work of the committee, please consider submitting a white paper. We are especially seeking input from (1) researchers working in the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, demography, economics, anthropology, cognition, and behavioral neuroscience), and (2) stakeholder communities involved in AD and ADRD and/or aging as a field writ large.

For this call, white papers should be no more than 5 pages (full submission guidelines provided below) and address one or more of the following issues:

-- Potential new theories and methodologies that might address the role of social and behavioral pathways (e.g. exercise, education, social interactions) in the
   development and management of AD and ADRD.
-- The role of support systems (e.g., nursing homes, faith communities, personal caregivers,) and how to analyze effectiveness and determine best practices.
-- Social and behavioral science research not typically associated with AD and ADRD that may have implications for prevention and care.



White papers for this Phase I, first round are due by June 30, 2019. Papers will be posted on the Decadal Survey website for the committee and public to view. There will be other calls for white papers on additional topics in the future.

For more information on the project, to sign up for updates, and track the project, please visit the Decadal Homepage


Paper Submission 
  Paper Submission Instructions/Guidelines:


  • Paper length is limited to 5 pages with 2 pages of references. Anything beyond 7 pages will not be reviewed.
  • Paper margins should be at least 1” on all sides.
  • 12 point font.
  • 1.5 line spacing.
  • Papers should be submitted in PDF format
  • There is a maximum single file size limit of 10MB.
  • File Name Format: LastName_FirstName_PaperShortTitle
  • Figures and tables published elsewhere should not be included. If such tables or figures are useful to your narrative, please instead provide citation information for
       the source and reference to the table or figure number.

Please note that all submissions will be listed in the Public Access File for this project and posted online. As part of the submission process, the principal author will need to agree to the terms and conditions on the National Academies’ consent form.

Please direct all questions to Molly Checksfield, Study Director.

Submit Papers




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