Program Development

Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network

The Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network in Los Angeles (API DCN) addresses gaps in the community-based continuum of care for API's by expanding culturally and linguistically competent services for caregivers and building the capacity of community-based partner agencies in Los Angeles. Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award for the Diverse & Multicultural Communities category.

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Alzheimer and Dementia Workgroup (Mountain Projects, Inc)

The Alzheimer & Dementia Workgroup's overarching goal is to increase awareness and support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia and their caregivers. Alzheimer & Dementia Workgroup is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award for the Policy & Advocacy category.

Organization:

Mountain Projects, Inc

Coming Out to Care: Caregivers of Gay and Lesbian Seniors in Canada

Citation Brotman, S., Ryan, B., Collins, S., Chamberland, L., Cormier, R., Julien, D., Meyer, M., Peterkin, A., & Richard, B. (2007). Coming out to care: Caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors in Canada. The Gerontologist, 47 (4), 490-503.

Design Exploratory research/personal interviews

Telephone Support for Caregivers of Patients with Cancer

Citation Walsh, S., M., & Schmidt, L. A. (2003). Telephone support for caregivers of patients with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 26(6), 448-453.

Design Study

Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of conducting a brief telephone intervention, Tele-Care II, for caregivers of hospice patients.

Participants The participants were N = 14 caregivers of hospice patients (5 were able to complete the study).

Caregiving, Mortality and Mobility Decline

Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline

Citation Fredman, L., Cauley, J.A., Satterfield, S., Simonsick, E., Spencer, S.M., Ayomayon, H., N., & Harris, T.B. (2008). Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline. Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(19), 2154-2161.

Acute Care Utilization by Dementia Caregivers

Acute care utilization by dementia caregivers

Citation Schubert, C.C., Boustani, M., Callahan, C.M., Perkins, A.J., Hui, S, & Hendrie, H.C. (2008). Acute care utilization by dementia caregivers. Journal of Internal Medicine, 23(11), 1736-1740.

Design Cross sectional study

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the facets of dementia caregiving that impact caregiver acute health care utilization.

Befriending Carers of People with Dementia...

Befriending carers of people with dementia: Randomised controlled trial

Citation Charlesworth, G., Shepstone, L., Wilson, E., Reynolds, S., Mugford, M., Price, D., Harvey, I., & Poland, F. (2008). Befriending carers of people with dementia: Randomized controlled trial. BMJ, 336, 1295-1297.

Design Randomized controlled trial

Linking Rural Caregivers to Cognitive-Behavior Intervention for Depression

Alzheimer's rural care health line: Linking rural caregivers to cognitive-behavior intervention for depression

Citation Glueckauf, R. l., Stine. C., Bourgeois, M., Pomidor, A., Rom, P., Young, M. E., Massey, A., & Ashley, P. (2005). Alzheimer's rural care health line: Linking rural caregivers to cognitive-behavior intervention for depression. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50(4), 346-356.

Design Focus groups

Long-Term Effects of Bereavement and Caregiver Intervention...

Long-term effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on dementia caregiver depressive symptoms

Citation Haley, W., Bergman, E.J., Roth, D.L., McVie, T., Gaugler, J.E., & Mittelman, M, S. (2008). Long-term effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on dementia caregiver depressive symptoms. The Gerontologist, 48(6), 732-740

Design Quasi-experiment

Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the joint effects of bereavement and caregiver intervention on caregiver depressive symptoms.

End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope?

End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope?

Citation Redinbaugh, E. M. Baum, A., Tarbell, S., & Arnold, R. (2003) End-of-life caregiving: What helps family caregivers cope? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (6), 901-909.

Design Exploratory research

Purpose This study examined the relationships among caregiving stressors, coping, and caregiver strain in a sample of 31 family caregivers and their terminally ill loved ones enrolled in home hospice programs.

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