Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP)

APP develops a new approach to facilitate the creation and performance of poems for participants with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Organization:

Bowery Arts and Science - The Alzheimer's Poetry Project

Banner Alzheimer's Institute Native American Outreach Program

The BAI Native American Outreach Program was established to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among the 22 Arizona Native American tribal members and health care providers. The program's goals are to improve diagnosis and treatment and to assist caregivers with the daily challenges in caregiving. BAI NA Outreach Program is the 2009 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award, Diverse/Multicultural Communities Category.

Organization:

Banner Alzheimer's Institute

AFA Teens (Alzheimer's Foundation of America)

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness educates and informs teens about Alzheimer's disease. The program especially targets teen caregivers living in families affected by this disease. AFA Teens is a 2010 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award for the Diverse & Multicultural Communities category.

Organization:

Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

Cuidando con Respeto

Cuidando con Respeto is a culturally appropriate psychoeducational Spanish language training program for Latino family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease

Organization:

University of Texas Health Science Center

Herramientas Para Cuidadores (Alzheimer's Association)

Herramientas para Cuidadores is a psychoeducational training series teaching coping skills to distressed Latino caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's disease in order to improve the quality of life of the caregiver and the quality of care for the person with dementia.

Organization:

The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California

Montessori-based Activity Program

The Montessori Program at Family and Children's Services' Adult Day Services at West End Place studies the impact of using the Montessori Method with adults with mild to moderate dementia.

Organization:

Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, Inc.

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

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

Intervention to Delay Nursing Home Placement...

A family intervention to delay nursing home placement of patients with alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial

Citation Mittelman, M., Ferris, S., Shulman, E., Steinberg, G., Levin, B. (1996). A family intervention to delay nursing home placement of patients with alzheimer's disease - A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of the American Association, 276(21), 1725-1731.

Design Randomized controlled study

Effect on Depression in Spouse Caregivers of AD Patients

A comprehensive support program: Effect on depression in spouse caregivers of AD patients

Citation Mittelman, M.S., Ferris, S.H., Shulman, E., Steinberg. G., Ambinder, A., Mackell, J.A.,& Cohen, J. (1995). A comprehensive support program: Effect on depression in spouse caregivers of AD patients. The Gerontological Society of America, 35, 792-802.

Design Experiment (gender and severity of patient's dementia were covariates).

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