Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Disability and Aging, Cutler Institute, USM Aging Initiative, Policy
It is clear that caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is a growing public health issue. Alzheimer’s is a progressively deteriorating disease that can last anywhere from 1 to 15 years. Families are the primary caregivers and will continue to need support to manage the care of their loved ones, to coordinate services within the long term care system and to maintain their own health and well-being.
Funding Organization or Grant
Maine Alzheimer’s Project Supported by the Administration on Aging Grant No. 90Z2781
Fralich, J., McGuire, C., Olsen, L., Bratesman, S., & Turyn, R. (2007). Caring for people with alzheimer's disease or dementia in Maine. (Research & Policy Brief). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy.