2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy Media Release – CHICAGO, March 7, 2017 – Extract Total annual payments for Alzheimer’s care surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars Deaths from Alzheimer’s increase dramatically while deaths from other major causes decrease Strain of providing Alzheimer’s … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Spousal dyads divided into I/Me and We/Us in their approaches to their situations. Relationship satisfaction, cognitive or functional ability, and anxiety, depression and burden were similar in both groups. Carers in We/Us dyads expressed more positive aspects of caregiving than those with an I/Me outlook. Mutual compassion, a characteristic of the We/Us approach, may … [Read More] ‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: Our purpose in this study was to review and synthesize the research literature on the quality of life of both caregivers (CGs) and care recipients (CRs) with dementia after admission to long-term care facilities. Design/methodology/approach: Four databases – AgeLine, Medline, EBSCO, and PyscINFO – were searched and the relevant literature from 2002 onwards … [Read More] The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Consumer-friendly Version of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia Released – Community Care Review

A consumer-accessible version of Australia’s first clinical guidelines on dementia has been launched at Parliament House on Wednesday. The resource, Diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementia: A consumer companion guide, complements the clinical practice guidelines for health professionals that were released by the Minister for Health and Aged Care Sussan Ley in March. … [Read More] Consumer-friendly Version of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Dementia Released – Community Care Review

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia – Australian Bureau of Statistics

The 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) is the most recent in a series of comprehensive national surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, following similar surveys in 1981, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2009 and 2012. The survey was designed to: measure the prevalence of disability in Australia measure the need for … [Read More] Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Finding Meaning in Written Emotional Expression by Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia – American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

ABSTRACT This study tested the effect of written emotional expression on the ability to find meaning in caregiving and the effects of finding meaning on emotional state and psychological burden in 91 dementia family caregivers. In a pretest–post-test design, participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a comparison group. Experimental caregivers (n = … [Read More] Finding Meaning in Written Emotional Expression by Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia – American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

ABSTRACT Objectives: Models of resilience suggest that psychosocial resources and their interactions facilitate resilience while experiencing life challenges of caregiving. The MORE wisdom resources (sense of Mastery, Openness to experience, Reflective attitude, and Emotion regulation) have been suggested as possible personal resources of resilience that predict positive health outcomes of caregivers. Applying a model of … [Read More] The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

Implications for Family Carers when People with Psychosocial Disability have Individualised Funding Packages: Literature review – Mind Australia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract This literature review examines the impact of individualised funding on family carers of people with psychosocial disability. It was conducted in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being rolled out across Australia as individualised funding is becoming the dominant funding mechanism in disability and aged services. This executive summary provides … [Read More] Implications for Family Carers when People with Psychosocial Disability have Individualised Funding Packages: Literature review – Mind Australia

Caring in later life harms job prospects – AgeUK

Extract Age UK and Carers UK call on the Government to make all jobs flexible by default as a new report “Walking the Tightrope: The challenges of combining work and care in later life.” reveals the significant impact caring has on employment prospects. Caring for as little as five hours a week can have a … [Read More] Caring in later life harms job prospects – AgeUK

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: First Results, 2015 – ABS

Extract This publication is the first release of data from the 2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). It presents key information about disability prevalence in Australia as well as data about older Australians (those aged 65 years and over). Data is also included about people with disability who reported that they had experienced … [Read More] Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: First Results, 2015 – ABS

Impact of Volunteering on the Volunteer: Findings from a peer support programme for family carers of people with dementia – Health & Social Care in the Community

ABSTRACT With an ageing population, there are increasing numbers of experienced family carers (FCs) who could provide peer support to newer carers in a similar care situation. The aims of this paper are to: (i) use a cross-sectional study design to compare characteristics of volunteers and recipients of a peer support programme for FCs of people with … [Read More] Impact of Volunteering on the Volunteer: Findings from a peer support programme for family carers of people with dementia – Health & Social Care in the Community

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