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Lingler, J. H.

Attitudes toward advance care planning among persons with dementia and their caregivers

Objectives: To examine factors that influence decision-making, preferences, and plans related to advance care planning (ACP) and end-of-life care among persons with dementia and their caregivers, and examine how these may differ by race. Design: Cross-sectional survey.Setting: 13 geographically dispersed Alzheimer's Disease Centers across the United States.Participants: 431 racially diverse caregivers of persons with dementia. Measurements: Survey on Care Planning for Individuals with Dementia.

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:05

Review: cholinesterase inhibitors reduce burden and care time for informal carers of people with Alzheimer's disease

The article reports on the results of a study showing that cholinesterase inhibitors provide little benefits for informal carers of community dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease. In future Alzheimer's disease clinical trials, carer specific outcomes should be included to investigate the effects of cholinesterase inhibitors.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11