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The primary purpose of this research program is to study how teaching caregivers about dementia and building their caregiving and self-care skills will impact caregivers and the Veterans they love.
The goal of the Fitness, Aging, and Stress Study, or FAST Study for short, is to explore the benefits of regular physical activity to adult women and men providing care to family members who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Group members are caring for loved ones in some stage of Alzheimer's/dementia. Members are 55 or older, caring for a spouse, partner or parent. Group meets weekly for 90 minutes. Pre-registration required.
The Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c) 3 organization committed to helping the families in 7 counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
The Caregiver Respite Program began in 2012 with a grant from the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust. Since the inception of this program thirty caregivers have participated in the program. Caregivers may call to request an application.
The goals of the study are to investigate the needs of older (age 60+) caregivers caring for adults with cancer at 1-week and 2 weeks following hospital discharge and to explore strategies that may assist caregivers in their home caregiving needs.