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Funding News - Vascular Cognitive Impairment

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) invite research grant applications aimed at understanding the genetics and pathobiology of vascular cognitive impairment.

The number of people affected by dementia in the United States is expected to increase three-fold in the next 50 years to a total of more than 13 million. The best-known form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (AD), however, a large number of dementia cases in the elderly population are not due to AD, but rather to cerebrovascular disease.  Dementia due to cerebrovascular disease is referred to as "vascular dementia" or "vascular cognitive impairment.”

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Lorenzo Refolo, Program Director, Neurodegeneration Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-5680;  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit