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MS Caregiver Burdens Greater than the General Family Caregiver by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 14 May 2012 9:00am Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers 2012 is a report based on a survey conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving with support from the National MS Society that reveals that the physical, mental and financial burdens on family caregivers of people with MS are significantly greater than the general family caregiving popu ... Read on »
Do Stepfamilies Add to Caregiver Burden by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 28 Sep 2013 11:07pm Caregiving is always tough, but it’s that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a University of Michigan study. +Alzheimer's Reading Room Published online this month in the Journal of Marriage and Family , the U-M study is one of the first to ... Read on »
Tailored Activity Program (TAP) Minimizes Disruptive Behaviors In Dementia Patients Living at Home and Caregiver Burden by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 10:29am The study furthers previous findings that purposeful activity is a safe, healthy alternative to pharmacological approaches in minimizing disruptive behavioral occurrences associated with dementia, such as agitation and aggressiveness..... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This is interesting research that I intend to look int ... Read on »
Balancing the Caregiver's Burden by HealthyAging .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: When Abby Thomas learned her husband had cancer, her reaction was what you would expect. ABBY THOMAS: Pure panic and fright and just feeling like nothing would ever be the same again. ANNOUNCER: But caring for a seriously ill loved one doesn't have to mean constant chaos. STACY KRAMER: I think the first step in caregiving is ... Read on »
Tailored Activity Program (TAP) Minimizes Disruptive Behaviors In Dementia Patients and Caregiver Burden by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 29 Oct 2011 3:03pm The study furthers previous findings that purposeful activity is a safe, healthy alternative to pharmacological approaches in minimizing disruptive behavioral occurrences associated with dementia,... The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one source of life news for the entire Alzheimer's community. The site focuses on Alzheimers, medica ... Read on »
Medical Alerts – Relieving the Burden on Caregivers by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 26 Dec 2012 9:07am Relieving the Burden on Caregivers with Medical Alerts Guest post by Shauna Barker If you have an aging parent or loved one, becoming a family caregiver may be closer than you think. According to a recent survey done by the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with the AARP, 29% of the U.S. population provides care fo ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s study finds grief is the heaviest burden for caregivers by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:59pm “ What would you say is the biggest barrier you have faced as a caregiver?” Though the respondents’ language varied, a computer analysis found that more than 80 percent of them touched on a common theme: “letting go of the person we used to know,” as one person wrote, or “watching your loved one slip away and forget who people ar ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Disease May Lead to Increased Economic Burden on Patients, Caregivers, Family and Comorbid Condition by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jul 2010 10:10am Alzheimer's Reading Room "These studies demonstrate the potential toll Alzheimer's disease can take on patients and their families," said Michael Grundman, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President, Clinical Development, on behalf of the Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program. "The Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program is dedicated to advancing research and ... Read on »
Assessing Alzheimer's Caregiver Stress -- The Modified Caregiver Strain Index by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Jun 2011 11:38am Caregiving has been recognized as an activity with perceived benefits and burdens. Caregivers may be prone to depression, grief, fatigue, and changes in social relationships. They may also experience physical health problems. Alzheimer's Reading Room The combination of stress and burden can and does effect an Alzheimer's (dementia) ca ... Read on »