Caregiver Education and Training

Apoyos Para Los Cuidadores (Support for the Caregivers)

The program offers support services to family caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Participants of this program are residents of Taos County and come from rural, low-income and diverse, predominantly Latino, communities. Apoyos Para Los Cuidadores is the 2008 recipient of The Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award, Diverse/Multicultural Communities Category.

Organization:

Chesed Project/Taos Jewish Center

Effects on Depressive Symptomatology of Caregivers of Cancer Patients

A randomized, controlled trial of patient/caregiver symptom control intervention. Effects on depressive symptomatology of caregivers of cancer patients.

Citation Kurtz, M. E., Kurtz, J. C., Given, C. W. &Given, B. (2005). A randomized, controlled trial of patient/caregiver symptom control intervention. Effects on depressive symptomatology of caregivers of cancer patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 30(2), 112-122.

Design Experiment.

A Psychoeducational Model for Hispanic Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers

A psychoeducational model for hispanic alzheimer's disease caregivers

Citation Morano, C. L., & Bravo, M. (2002). A psychoeducational model for hispanic alzheimer's disease caregivers. The Gerontologist, 42 (1), 122-126.

Design Qualitative research - no controls.

Purpose To examine the effectiveness of a psychoeducational program designed to address the needs of Hispanic caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease.

Caregiver College

Do you help to care for a family member or friend who is frail, disabled, has a chronic illness or cognitive impairment? Then it's back to school for you! Our popular Caregiver College for learning and sharing is offered in two ways: as a day-long program, or in a series of 4 classes on consecutive weeks. Class is open to anyone, is FREE, and includes valuable information and hands-on practice on transferring skills, incontinence care and toileting, bathing, hygiene, grooming and dressing, dental care, feeding and nutrition, dealing with behavioral issues, and caregiver self-care.

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