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Support for caregivers of older adults with dementia

Jan 16, 2019

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SOURCE: Aging, Community and Health Research Unit website

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions can find support online? Our research indicates My Tools 4 Care (MT4C), developed by Dr. Wendy Duggleby and colleagues, helps caregivers of community-dwelling older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementia and multiple chronic conditions with their complex caregiving roles and responsibilities.

The use of MT4C also helped caregivers in identifying supports for caring, caring for self, and planning for future caregiving roles and responsibilities. Caregivers shared important recommendations for future development of Web-based supports.

Below are links to our most recent research from ACHRU study 5:

A web-based intervention to help caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions: A qualitative study

Ploeg J, McAiney C, Duggleby W, Chambers T, Lam A, Peacock S, Fisher K, Forbes D A, Ghosh S, Markle-Reid M, Triscott J, Williams A.

(2018) Journal of Medical Internet Research doi:10.2196/aging.8475

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Web-based intervention for family carers of persons with dementia and multiple chronic conditions (My Tools 4 Care): Pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Duggleby W, Ploeg J, McAiney C, Peacock S, Fisher K, Ghosh S, Markle-Reid M, Swindle J, Williams A, Triscott J A C, Forbes D A, Ruiz K J.

(2018) Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20, 6:e10484 doi: 10.2196/10484

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