Using Care Navigation to Address Caregiver Burden in Dementia: A Qualitative Case Study Analysis

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More than 15 million family members or friends care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the United States, which involves providing emotional, physical, and practical support. Many caregivers experience burden and resulting health effects due to the intensive nature of caregiving. Caregiver burden, which has been studied extensively in the literature, may also be a factor leading to premature institutionalization of individuals with dementia.

In a recent article in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical InterventionsAlissa Bernstein, PhD, Krista Harrison, PhD, and Dan Dohan, PhD, along with their colleagues, provide an in-depth understanding of how unlicensed but expertly trained dementia care navigators, supported by a small clinical team, can use phone and web-based care navigation to address caregiver burden among caregivers of people with dementia.

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