Navigation Links
New Alzheimer's disease survey reveals children of sandwich caregivers assist with loved ones' care
Date:3/26/2008

Eric J. Hall, AFAs president and chief executive officer.

Due to the number of teenagers in caregiving roles, AFA recently stepped up its AFA Teens division, which educates and provides resources for these youngsters. AFA introduced a newly designed Web site, www.afateens.org, specifically for teens and the first of its kind AFA Teens for Alzheimers Awareness College Scholarship. The organization is also starting up AFA Teens chapters nationwide.

CAREGIVERS WANT MORE SUPPORT FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN

It is estimated that the 5.7 million Americans caring for aging relatives and loved ones also have children whom they care for. With the United States population aging rapidly, the need for family caregivers will markedly increase in the years ahead.

  • 70% of sandwich caregivers said they need more help caring for the person with Alzheimers disease as compared to 33% who say they need more help with their children.

  • Nearly two-thirds (63%) would like more information about how to help their children cope when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimers disease.

A segment of young adults and teens assist with managing the daily needs of individuals with Alzheimers disease, and a small percent are even called upon to make informed decisions about treatment. Its crucial that they have access to good information sources, said Lesley Blake, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. As Alzheimers disease progresses, declines in cognition, function and behavior worsen. Both adult and non-adult caregivers need to be educated about what to expect and, more importantly, what to do in these cases.

Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial, said Dr. Blake. Symptoms loss of function, decline in cognitive ability and difficult behavior -- can be delayed and caregiver burden reduced through medication therapy, which may
'/>"/>

Contact: Mariana Rodrigues
mariana.rodrigues@fleishman.com
212-453-2351
Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Alzheimers Research Target May Be a Dead End
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits Up to $2 Million to Improve Drug Delivery for Parkinsons Disease
3. Kagome Partners With Raise the Hope to Fight Heart Disease
4. Study finds certain liver disease related to cardiovascular fitness
5. FSU researchers mutant proteins could lead to new treatment for heart disease
6. NYU dental researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes
7. Therapeutic cloning treats Parkinsons disease in mice
8. A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis
9. Gene Linked to Form of Parkinsons Disease
10. Impaired sense of smell may be early indicator of Parkinsons disease
11. Annual Economic Impact of Chronic Disease on Ohio Economy is $56.8 Billion
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 An operating theatre ... hospital for performing surgical operations. An operating room comprises ... surgical booms, operating room lights, imaging displays as well ... report by Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market research ... reach USD 4.5 billion by 2019. , According ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay ... American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected ... The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who ... five days after infection. ZMapp even cured monkeys with ... away from death, said study senior author Gary Kobinger, chief ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... The National Association of Hispanic Nurses ... Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, and Adriana Perez, PhD, Rn, ... of Nursing. They will be inducted with Immediate Past ... induction we reported last May. , Our three members ... 2014 American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference in Washington, ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Parties involved ... ahead to the litigation’s status conference in September, where ... be discussed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bernstein ... of status conferences posted on the Court’s website, the ... 2014 at 10:00 a.m. This is the latest of ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in it's review on ... gives members access to thousands of professionally designed tattoo ... aims to help both people who plan on getting ... looking for inspiration in creating one of a kind ... by visiting the official website at: http://www.dailygossip.org/atattoo-me-now-6444 . ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Status Conference in Pennsylvania Litigation 4Health News:Tattoo Me Now Review Reveals Unique Ideas for Tattoo Designs 2
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men ... risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, researchers say. ... Americans -- is a heart rhythm disorder that can lead ... a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Previous research ...
... Centre today performed a minimally invasive surgical procedure to ... first time in Canada. The procedure can significantly reduce ... their hypertension through drugs. These patients, numbering approximately 250,000 ... heart attacks and stroke, which continues to kill thousands ...
... at Kessler Foundation have documented increased cerebral activation ... retraining using the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT). ... behavioral interventions can have a positive effect on ... validating the clinical utility of cognitive rehabilitation. According ...
... By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter , ... that target an aggressive type of breast cancer known ... drug alone, researchers report. The dual-drug approach greatly ... cancer by the time a woman was due to ...
... treatment of large tumors, how effective is adoptive T ... answer this question, Dr. Kathleen Anders and Professor Thomas ... (MDC) Berlin-Buch and researchers of the Beckman Research Institute ... California, USA designed and carried out a study comparing ...
... If organisations want to retain qualified nurses they need to ... three key age groups and build on the strong attachment ... key messages to emerge from a large-scale survey of nurses ... Advanced Nursing . Australian researchers surveyed 900 nurses from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men 2Health News:Canada's first renal denervation procedure to reduce high blood pressure performed today 2Health News:Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer 2Health News:Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer 3Health News:How immune cells destroy cancer cells - MDC researchers elucidate mechanism 2Health News:Retention study identifies key factors affecting 3 generations of nurses 2Health News:Retention study identifies key factors affecting 3 generations of nurses 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014   Vittamed Corporation , ... announced today that T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi ... the company,s Board of Directors. " Teo ... career in neurosurgery, medical innovation and venture capital," said ... extremely delighted to add his clinical, strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a ... and New Zealand Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd ... Adelaide, Australia .  Forensic Scientists ... advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination ... , Director of Product Development at ChemImage, will ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  Pacific Medical Data Solutions is excited to ... . The main website, along with the site,s blog, ... services and content relevant to the medical billing industry. ... viewers can now better understand how PMDS products help ... create a more visible platform about medical billing best ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3PMDS Announces New Website 2
... ("SES") is a surgical/ mechanical device designed ... of the cornea above Bowman's layer. The ... currently used during LASEK to delaminate the ... and providing a 'minimal-touch' surgical approach, the ...
... The only dedicated, plastic, single use, disposable ... breast needle localization sites, after the needle ... and protruding localization needle from accidental movement ... department to surgery. ,Increase patient confidence in ...
... XLTEK lets you choose how to configure your ... the study to be performed we recommend ... your budget and clinical needs. How do we ... listen. The result? Kortex. The system that lets ...
... The modular AU5400 is a high-volume analyzer ... productivity of the AU5200 analyzer and the ... automates and consolidates chemistry-immuno testing with up ... to 6,600 tests per hour. Choose from ...
Medicine Products: