Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program
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Vision

To address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Mission

The PRARP is devoted to (1) understanding the association between TBI and AD; and (2) reducing the burden on affected individuals and caregivers, especially in the military and Veteran communities.

The PRARP (formerly the Militarily Relevant Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Disease (MRPRA) Research Program) was initiated in 2011 to address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Military personnel and other individuals who suffer from TBI face an increased risk for developing several long-term health problems. These conditions include Alzheimer's-like dementia, aggression, memory loss, depression, and symptoms similar to those of other neurological diseases.

Consistent with the PRARP's mission, the program faces 5 overarching challenges. These overarching challenges represent longstanding research goals for the program:

The PRARP has identified seven research focus areas which are viewed as avenues towards addressing the PRARP overarching challenges. These are technical in nature, and represent research disciplines most suited to the PRARP's overarching challenges:

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Congressional Appropriations

  • $51 million FY11-FY14
  • $12.0 million FY15
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Funding Summary



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