CERDAR

The Center for Community Engaged Rural Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research (CERDAR)

The Center for Community Engaged Rural Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research (CERDAR) aims to tackle the growing challenge of dementia and dementia care needs in rural Minnesota. CERDAR will use community-based approaches to engage rural communities in Northern Minnesota in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia’s (ADRD) research. Projects will address rural dementia prevention, cultural factors in dementia care, and technology to support caring for persons with dementia in their homes. We will also work to identify factors that would increase rural and Native American participation in ADRD related clinical trials. Our long-term goal is to improve the quality of life for rural Minnesotans impacted by dementia.

Project 1
Socio-Cultural Factors in Rural ADRD Care Experiences

Project 2
Feasibility of Community Based Exercise Rehabilitation in Rural Minnesota in Persons with Subjective Memory Complaints

Project 3
Developing Wearable Technology for Caregivers and PWD in Rural Areas

Project 4
The Dementia-Specific Epidemiological and Health Service Utilization Profiles in Rural Minnesota