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August 02nd 2011:Help through caregiver-support programs for Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Linda Teri is a Member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association. She’s Professor of Psychosocial & Community Health at the University of Washington. Amy MacFarlane is Founder and CEO of Recreational Respite Inc, www.recrespite.com, a company which provides for Creative living and innovative care. They talk about Alzheimer’s disease. They discuss real-life examples of caregiver-support programs that helped family caregivers meet the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. They discuss the ways in which the programs support aging at home. They say how well commu

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Linda Teri

Dr. Linda Teri is a Member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association. She’s Professor of Psychosocial & Community Health at the University of Washington. She holds the PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont in Burlington. She won the Alzheimer’s Association Pioneer Award for her work in psychosocial treatments to reduce behavioral problems in persons with dementia. She received the Gerontological Society of America’s most prestigious Lawton Award for a significant contribution in gerontology that led to innovation in gerontological treatment. She was a key researcher in several studies sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health a
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Amy MacFarlane

Amy MacFarlane is Founder and CEO of Recreational Respite Inc., http://recrespite.com/, which provides for creative living and innovative care. It assists individuals with special needs arising from cognitive impairment, physical challenges or developmental disabilities by recognizing, engaging and strengthening their residual abilities and interests and integrating them successfully into their communities, and by providing them with the services of multi-skilled teams. She took on the dedication and commitment to creating Recreational Respite after she recognized the need in the community for supportive and inclusive environments for people with mental a
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