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Promising Innovations grant supports minority community Alzheimer’s disease screenings

Pilot program could be adapted for nationwide dementia screening efforts

Nov. 13, 2012 — Kendal Charitable Funds announced today that it has awarded its first Promising Innovations grant to researchers in Florida to develop an Alzheimer’s disease screening program that can be adapted for use in minority communities nationwide.

Kendal Charitable Funds’ $25,000 grant to the University of South Florida (USF) Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute will bring an innovative, community-based approach to providing screenings for Alzheimer’s and other diseases causing memory loss to East Tampa, Fla., an under-served, predominantly African-American community. Older African-Americans are about twice as likely as older whites to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. CLICK HERE to read more.

 

Bet Tzedek awarded Promising Innovations grant for Elder Abuse Prevention

Nov. 18, 2013—Kendal Charitable Funds has awarded a $25,000 grant to Bet Tzedek Legal Services to pilot an elder abuse prevention program within religious communities.

This Lloyd Lewis Promising Innovations Grant will seed the creation of new services in Bet Tzedek’s internationally recognized Family Caregiver Justice team. Within the multi-racial, multi-class community of Koreatown in Los Angeles, the pilot project will provide outreach, education and awareness training to diverse religious congregations so they may recognize potentially abusive relationships among their congregants and take appropriate action if they suspect abuse. CLICK HERE to read more.