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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.
Disability Network West Michigan provides independent living skill development, peer support and mentoring, information and referral, and systems and individual advocacy.
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.(MEOC) is designated as the area agency on aging and public transit provider for Wise, Lee and Scott Counties and City of Norton in the southwestern tip of Virginia in the mountains of central Appalachia.
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
Care for the Caregiver Support Groups
Support groups are offered on a monthly basis. Support groups provide an opportunity for caregivers to share their experiences, learn tips from peers and network with others.
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.