Caregiving

Unmet Needs of Community-Dwelling Individuals with Dementia & Their Caregivers
, Caregiving

Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, 70 percent are cared for in the community by family and friends.…

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An Intervention for Adult Child Caregivers Results in Delay of Residential Care for Individuals with Dementia
, Caregiving

A recent study in the Gerontologist examined the impact of an intervention for adult child caregivers of persons with dementia on their placement in residential…

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Working Family Caregivers Needed to Participate in a Study!
, Caregiving

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is seeking volunteers to participate in a study to evaluate CareGeneral – a secure, interactive website designed to simplify care…

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Variations in American Caregiver Service Use among Hispanics, African Americans & Whites
, Caregiving

Despite greater rates of disability among minority older adults, home- and community-based services are underused by this group and their caregivers. A recent study of…

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Home Care Agencies Vary Widely in Caregiver Hiring, Screening & Supervision
, Aging at Home, Care Quality, Caregiving

Home care agencies are often used to help older adults stay in their homes after physical or cognitive decline. In fact, home health aide work…

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Stress & Caregiving among Luo Grandparents in Kenya
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

In many parts of the world, grandparents are increasingly taking primary caregiving roles for their grandchildren. Research suggests that, in the US, grandparents who are…

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Translating Research for Family Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

There is much research evidence for new practices of dementia care, specifically, innovative psychosocial treatments that manage cognitive and emotional symptoms often accompanying dementia. These…

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Costs of Informal Caregiving
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

A recent health policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has culled noteworthy data regarding informal caregivers from the 2009 California Health…

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Using YouTube for Reminiscence Therapy (RT)
, Caregiving, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Reminiscence Therapy (RT) is a popular psychosocial intervention used with dementia patients enacted in a group setting. RT involves discussion of past experiences, often facilitated…

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Mentally Stimulating Activities Help Battle Apathy in Early-Stage Alzheimer’s
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

Apathy affects more than half of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within the first five years, and is associated with increased functional and cognitive impairment…

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Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of Online Support Groups for Caregivers
, Caregiving, Operational Resources, Senior Housing

As the prevalence of dementia increases, so does the prevalence of unpaid caregiving, as family members need to assume caregiving roles with their loved ones.…

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