Caring for the Caregivers: An Alzheimer Disease Research Center Call to Action

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Abstract

Currently, over 16 million dementia caregivers in the US provide over 18 billion hours of care. As the number of persons living with dementia increases, so too will the number of family caregivers. Given the projected steady growth in caregivers and their health-related needs in caring for persons living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias, several initiatives are underway that focus on caregivers. One overlooked mechanism to meet caregiver needs is the National Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs). Through secondary analysis, we present a picture of dementia caregiving from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center's database and discuss a call to action for ADRCs to engage caregivers and further support the mission of the ADRC to advance the field of dementia research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAlzheimer disease and associated disorders
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • alzheimer disease
  • alzheimer's disease research center
  • caregivers
  • ethnic/racial
  • national alzheimer's coordinating center's

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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