Caregiver

The RAISE Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center

Source: The National Academy for State Health Policy The Family Caregiving Advisory Council The impact of the nation’s aging population on state budgets and policies cannot be addressed without understanding the needs of family caregivers. Under the RAISE Act, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services must develop a national Family Caregiving …

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Risk factors for dementia

An infographic explaining some of the risk factors for dementia. Source: Imperial College London Dementia strikes one in 14 people in the UK over 65, and 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. In the below infographic, Imperial researcher Dr Ruth Peters explores …

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New public health policy statements adopted at APHA 2020

Source: New public health policy statements adopted at APHA 2020 Date: Oct 25 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Media Relations The American Public Health Association’s Governing Council adopted 19 new policy statements at its 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo yesterday, covering topics such as e-cigarettes, children’s vision care and the separation of immigrant families. (Disclaimer: These brief …

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Intellectual disability and dementia: perspectives on environmental influence

This study provides a beginning point to establishing a framework for creating supports and addressing barriers to participation for adults with intellectual disability and dementia based on direct input from potential service consumers and their caregivers. People with intellectual disabilities and dementia provide valuable insights into their experiences through engagement in accessible research. Source: Emerald …

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Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Source: National Institute on Aging The goal of the summit, which was held as a virtual series on July 10, July 21, and August 13, 2020, was to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds …

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Characteristics and Health Status of Informal Unpaid Caregivers — 44 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015–2017 | MMWR

Informal, unpaid caregivers provide important support to family members, friends, and the health care system and might compromise their own health to provide this support. Source: Characteristics and Health Status of Informal Unpaid Caregivers — 44 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015–2017 Summary What is already known about this topic? Informal, unpaid caregivers …

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Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age

Source: New York Daily News Op-Ed: Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age – The John A. Hartford Foundation New York Daily News has published an op-ed by JAHF President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, on “Better Health Care for Older Americans: Our Current System Fails Us As We …

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