Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Caregiver Knowledge and Skills Project

If you are located in the Cleveland area this should be of interest to you.

Are you providing care at home for your family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia?

The Caregiver Knowledge and Skills Project is a research study being conducted by The University Memory and Aging Center of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

The goal of the study is to learn how best to help family members of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia increase their knowledge and skills related to caregiving.

Participating caregivers will:

· take part with other family caregivers in a series of workshop sessions designed to help caregivers develop new knowledge and skills, and in a follow-up program designed to extend and enhance the benefits of the workshop; and

· answer questions periodically about their well being, their experiences with and attitudes toward caregiving, and their opinions about the project.

There are no costs for participation in the study.

To learn more, please call Nancy at 216-844-6357

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease and Memory Loss in Later Life