|Age:||21 and older|
|Keywords:||alzheimer's disease, cognitive impairment, caregivers, vietnamese, dementia|
As a caregiver, you will be provided either with: - “in-person support” or - "distance support." This is support via educational materials and resources we will give to you to take home and read at your own convenience.
If you are selected for the "distance support" initially, you may join the in-person support program about three months after you enroll.
For the in-person support, the primary caregiver will be asked to participate in six weekly meetings, lasting about 2 hours each. These are group-like classes to help you learn more about memory loss, confusion, and dementia in older adults. You will also learn ways to manage your relative’s problems and hopefully to reduce your stress. We will also talk about how you can find resources (e.g., respite care), and support from other family members. The last part of the in-person support will consist of breathing exercises and/or Tai Chi. During classes, our community partners will provide care for your care recipient if necessary. Secondary caregivers are encouraged to join at least the education/support portion of each class but can come as their schedule allows.
Regardless of treatment assignment, as a primary caregiver, you will fill out some questionnaires (1) before the intervention (at baseline), (2) immediately after the intervention (about six weeks from the first set of questionnaires), and (3) three months after the intervention.
Each set of questionnaires will take 30-45 minutes.
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