This administrative supplement is requested to enhance our ability to meet our stated program goals for the Network of Investigation for Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS, R24AG054259) in Year 4 of the award. NIDUS is a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults. The network spans multiple institutions, forming an interdisciplinary consortium of delirium researchers working together to advance the field in an integrated and collaborative fashion. During our most recent Scientific Advisory Board meeting in June 2018, recommendations were made to enhance our infrastructure to encourage increased collaboration and training opportunities, bolster infrastructure, and disseminate resources more widely and effectively. This administrative supplement for Year 4 will allow us to more fully achieve continued progress and success and to reach the benchmarks for our program. Through targeting delirium, the ultimate goal of the network and this supplement is to improve healthcare and quality of life for all older persons.
Delirium, an acute confusional state, is a common, serious, often unrecognized, and potentially preventable condition in the older population. Despite tremendous implications for patients, families, and society, it has been relatively neglected as an area of clinical research. This application holds tremendous potential to advance our understanding of delirium, and ultimately, to improve healthcare and quality of life for older persons and their families.
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