Care partners are likely to spend more than $50,000 a year on expenses related to caregiving, according to an online survey conducted by the senior-care firm Caring.com. The survey was online from July 8th to August 10th, 2015 and sampled people who looked online for guidance on how to care of older adults. The survey received responses from 2,098 U.S. adults, and more than 60% reported that their loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
A Perspectives article published on Tuesday reveals that the future success of Alzheimer’s disease prevention research may rely on how well researchers from various clinical trials can work together to share information, resources, and expertise that could quicken the discovery of new preventive solutions.
With the aim to help partners in care and people living with dementia better deal cope with caregiving, Baycrest Health Sciences has released an expanded third edition of its quick reference guidebook. Written in clear and accessible language, the purpose of the guidebook is to provide partners in care with the necessary tools for dealing with the challenges that arise from caregiving. The information from the book is provided by experts at Baycrest, community healthcare professionals, partners in care and people living with dementia.
According to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland, caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease is especially difficult for partners in care who at the time of their family member’s diagnosis experience depressive symptoms. The study examined the psychological stress of partners in care for three years after their family member’s diagnosis. It included 236 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their partners in care.
A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the Trinity College Dublin found an association between stress and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, a hormone called corticotrophin is released when an individual is experiencing stress. These hormones activate the production of amyloid beta which aggregate to form proteins known to play a significant role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.