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August 02, 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, www.recrespite.com, a company which provides for Creative living and innovative care. 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 cognitive impairments, physical challenges and developmental diversities. Her passion in the field of health care is united with a hands-on, educated and expert background in personal support work, health care/business development, therapeutic recreation, health sciences and gerontology.
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