A great resource for those caring for people with Alzheimer’s Disease

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rolled out a new website dedicated to the people caring and helping people with Alzheimer’s disease. The website, alzheimers.gov, contains resources for caregivers that include treatment options, planning and paying for care, and community and other support services. The website also answers several questions relating to what is Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed, the stages of the disease, and what is mild cognitive impairment. There is also a section called “Fighting Alzheimer’s”, which includes information on the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) and a link to NIH’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. Lastly, the website also includes several videos from other caregivers that are not only informative, but give the point of view of the caregivers presented on the videos.

A search of REHABDATA dealing with Alzheimer’s disease gave us 591 results. Here are a few of them:

  • Balance and mobility dysfunction and falls risk in older people with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 91(1) , Pgs. 12-23. NARIC Accession Number: J62464.
  • Methodology for the systematic reviews on occupational therapy for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) , Volume 65(5) , Pgs. 490-496. NARIC Accession Number: J62220.
  • Cardiorespiratory response to exercise testing in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 92(12) , Pgs. 2000-2005. NARIC Accession Number: J62600.
  • Using occupations to improve quality of life, health and wellness, and client and caregiver satisfaction for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) , Volume 65(5) , Pgs. 490-496. NARIC Accession Number: J6221.
  • Effectiveness of interventions designed to modify the activity demands of the occupations of self-care and leisure for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) , Volume 65(5) , Pgs. 523-531. NARIC Accession Number: J62224.

Under NIDRR’s funding priority for Technology for Access and Function we found several projects including Systematic Study of the Effectiveness of AAC Intervention to Improve Conversation in Individuals with Degenerative Language Disorders, Oregon Health and Science University (H133G080162).

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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