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Daily sleep, well-being, and adult day services use among dementia care dyads

November 11, 2021
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Adult Day Services (ADS) use on sleep quality for people with dementia and their caregivers. The authors found that…

Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports: Are the Needs of Older Adults and Their Caregivers Being Met?

October 27, 2021
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The goal of this study was to assess the adverse consequences of unmet long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs, to identify if and how caregiving characteristics are associated with adverse consequences, and…

New York Sustainability Summit

October 20, 2021
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The New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition hosted a virtual Sustainability Summit in October. The purposes of the Summit were to strengthen state and community partnerships to sustain New…

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adult Day Services and the Families They Serve

October 14, 2021
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To assess the impact of the pandemic on Adult Day Services (ADS), a twenty-item survey was used to examine services provided, staffing, finances, and plans to reopen. Twenty-two sites participating…

Does Adult Day Service Use Improve Well-Being of Black Caregivers of People Living With Dementia?

September 15, 2021
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This study examined the association between the use of ADS and depressive symptoms among Black dementia caregivers. The authors found that Black dementia caregivers who utilized ADS had lower depressive…

Caregiver Quality of Life: How to Measure It and Why

September 1, 2021
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The authors review the concept of caregiver quality of life (QOL) and offer recommendations for choosing and implementing a screening workflow. They suggest that “further research is needed to guide development…

Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: A Decadal Survey of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

September 1, 2021
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The National Institute on Aging of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a consensus study to produce…

A Group Respite Pilot Project for Children with Special Needs

August 13, 2021
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Being a caregiver for a family member or loved one with special needs is difficult. This pilot project documents the enthusiasm expressed by parents of children for accessible respite care…

Lifespan Respite Funding

August 2, 2021
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On July 29th, the House passed H.R. 4502, the “minibus” FY 2022 appropriation package to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Energy, Interior, Veterans Affairs, Transportation,…