Innovative Intervention Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers 1

David W. Coon, Richard Schulz, Marcia G. Ory

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses the innovative interventions of a new multisite family caregiver intervention research program entitled Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH). It describes five types of caregiver interventions-individual information and support, group support and family systems, psychoeducational and skillbased, home-based environmental, and enhanced technology systems-that are being testing by the REACH program. A major strength of the REACH project is its use of the same standardized instruments across treatment sites to measure the effects of these interventions. The chapter concludes with a discussion of REACH efforts to tailor its interventions to meet the needs of different populations of family caregivers, and presents recommendations for future studies in caregiver intervention research and service delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865734
ISBN (Print)9780195111552
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Family caregiver services
  • Group support
  • Interventions
  • Reach
  • Service delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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