Documents connected to "Family Caregiving"

April 20, 2015

Letter to Ayotte, Bennet, Black, and Grisham on Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus

The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in this letter commending Sen. Kelly Ayotte,  Rep. Diane Black, Rep. Michael Bennet, and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham for  their leadership in establishing and co-chairing the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus.
July 21, 2014

From Plan to Practice: Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State

A new report from the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America focuses on the next steps in developing comprehensive plans to provide support and services to people with Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers.  The Alliance is very proud to have been able to help support this important report.
September 12, 2012

Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers at home and in the community

This white paper presents the findings and recommendations from a review of the state of the art non-pharmacological treatments and…
June 1, 2012

Translating Innovation to Impact: Pre-reads

On June 28, 2012 the Alliance for Aging Research and its project partner the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), convened Translating Innovation to Impact, a one-day working meeting to review the state of research into evidence-based interventions to help people with Alzheimer’s remain healthy and independent in the community while reducing the stress on their caregivers. This document provides the agenda and pre-reads for that important meeting.
June 1, 2012

Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers at home and in the community

This white paper presents the findings and recommendations from a review of the state of the art non-pharmacological treatments and…
January 26, 2012

The Caregivers Voice–Interview with Dan Perry

The Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Biomarker Expert Working Group just published a new paper in Neurobiology of Aging. They recommend that certain AD biomarkers be used for clinical assessments, enrolling study participants, and as an outcome in AD clinical trials.
November 1, 2005

Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging–Key Survey Findings

The Alliance commissioned a survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, that interviewed oncologists on the importance of caregivers for elderly colon…
October 1, 2005

Colon Cancer: Caring for the Aging

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and will kill more than 50,000 people this year. A major risk factor for colon cancer is age, with more than 90% of cases occurring in people 50 years and older. Unfortunately, clinical evidence suggests that colon cancer patients 65 and older are not always getting the best disease management. However, a recent survey commissioned by the Alliance for Aging Research shows that caregivers play an important role in disease management and can have a major positive impact on disease outcomes. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, interviewed oncologists on the importance of caregivers for elderly colon cancer patients. 77% of physicians interviewed agree that colon cancer patients 65 and older experience better disease outcomes when a caregiver is involved because of better communication. 81% also said that they depend on caregivers at least somewhat, and some a great deal, to act as an intermediary between them and the elderly patients. 100% feel the caregiver is part of a team involved in the patient's disease management. The physicians felt that the primary roles of the caregivers are to provide emotional support, participate in doctor's visits and in disease management decisions, and to provide transportation to and from doctor's appointments. Unfortunately, only around 3 out of 5 colon cancer patients 65 and older have the support of a caregiver. Over 100 oncologists were interviewed, all of whom practice in the United States, treat at least 10 colorectal cancer patients per month, and have been practicing between 3 and 30 years. The survey included questions on how many patients have caregivers, who those caregivers are, their importance in disease management, their primary roles, and their participation in communication and treatment options.