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What are the perceptions of Latina/o family caregivers that provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in regards to support and where do they feel most support is needed?
Establish and test options for caregivers to purchase affordable disability and long-term care insurance coverage for themselves
Develop training paradigms, plus prepare personal trainers, specifically to support family caregivers of persons with physical disabilities
Establish community-level "visitability" equipment loan programs so caregivers can borrow portable ramps,lifts, grab bars &c in order to increase options for family members to visit other inaccessible homes of friends and family
Establish training programs and credentials to prepare benefits planners to serve caregivers and PWDs from low and middle income families
We know many family caregivers are employed and caregiving does have an impact on their ability to do their jobs. What are the best ways that employers can support the caregivers in their employ?
When 2 people are sick sometimes they could use cleaning help. Also someone to talk to about how they feel. It would be fun to do an outing with others. Friends don't always understand you don't always want to talk disabilities. Sometimes you want to talk abilities.
On top of everything that one has to learn when caring for children with mental health issues, butting up against way-behind-the-curve school systems may be the worst. This major childhood institution has to be informed about signs and behaviors of the children (and parents) with MH problems so that all can be served. Our children are not bullies. Their struggle is unique and cannot be punished, suspended or shamed... more »
What caregiver characteristics, if any, will help the delay of progression of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in Latinas/os?
What are effective/efficient ways to provide support to Latina/o family caregivers that provide care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia?
Approximately 10-15% of children who attend child care programs have either medical, behavioral or developmental needs requiring the transfer of information from professionals (doctors, therapists) to their caregivers in lay language. Is this being done successfully? Pitfalls?
Contact: Barbara Brock, Published Research Author. President, Communication Art, Inc. Office: 419-865-6131 Mobile: 419-265 6131 “The NEXT STEP IN DEMENTIA CARE” Health care professionals should be aware of a standardized, dementia specific, cognitive assessment that can have a dramatic affect on they care for people who are experiencing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Health care professionals are missing... more »
Develop hands-on wellness programs for family caregivers (diet, exercise,mental health,primary care) including tangible caregiving supports
A single point person is needed within a patient's insurance company so the family caregiver has only to speak with one person who manages all the patients referrals and authorizations throughout medical management, member services and behavioral health. This will unburden the family's stress and free up many hours of being put on hold and bounced from dept to dept. While some insurance companies claim to have this system... more »