FSU Recruits Black Caregivers for ProjectNovember 14, 2016 |
by Florida State University Communications
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are tough on patients but also on caregivers, especially African-Americans. Now Rob Glueckauf, a Florida State University College of Medicine professor, and his health-service team are offering a new approach that they hope will benefit numerous caregivers. And it’s free.
His three-year project is called ACTS 2 (African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project 2). In past years, ACTS 1 demonstrated that telephone counseling is just as effective as in-person counseling in relieving caregivers’ stress and providing support.