The purpose of this project was to identify a funding source and write a grant to implement support groups for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s/dementia. An extensive literature review was performed regarding the best ways to provide caregivers with the tools needed to enhance not only their quality of life, but also that of their care recipients.
The program will be hosted at El Camino Adult Day Health Care in Gardena, California. It will provide education-support groups for approximately 10 members weekly and three groups will be held per week, thus serving approximately 150 participants per year. Groups will be provided in both English and Spanish.
The goals of the program are to increase caregivers’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s/dementia, provide them with coping skills to reduce caregiver burden, enhance their communication skills in order to develop a support network with other caregivers and professionals, and link them with community resources. The actual submission of the proposal was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/8(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Mental health|
|Keywords:||Alzheimer's, Caregiver, Dementia, Support group|
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