Tips for dealing with the difficult behaviors of an Alzheimer’s patient

Amy Goyer is AARP’s family, caregiving and multi-generational issues expert. She is also a caregiver who spends most of her time in Phoenix, where she is caring for her dad, who lives with her In a recent article about dealing with her Dad’s behavior she wrote the following: “As a recent study found, many who have Alzheimer’s [...]

Aging in America conference looks at changing role of caregiving

The changing role of caregiving was one of the topics discussed at the recent American Society on Aging’s massive Aging in America 2015 conference in Chicago, Ill. In a presentation by Lynn Friss Feinberg, senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute, the topic of caregiving was discussed. Feinberg has done policy analysis and applied research [...]

UK researchers want to understand the emotions of caregivers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Gerontology Department are conducting a research study, which seeks to understand the emotions of caregivers and how it impacts caregiving in Kentucky. Interviewers will discuss: Causes of emotional expression by caregiver Impact of emotions on caregiving Further inform the development of Caregiver Emotions Interview Guide The principal investigator is [...]