An Exploration of Service Needs and Preferences of Dementia Caregivers in Kentucky

Heehyul Moon, Sunshine Rote, Allison Kacmar, Amy Kostelic, Bari Lewis

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As Americans live longer, the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will increase. Caregivers are critical to the care and life quality of people with dementia. Yet, dementia caregivers are at increased risk for health issues, social isolation, and financial challenges. To help educators with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service work with their local Alzheimer’s Association and the University of Louisville to better support dementia families, we explored caregiver needs and service utilization using an online survey. Our findings highlighted the need for counseling/support, care management skills, resource education, self-care strategies, and legal services. Extension Service Educators can use this information to inform program development and support dementia families.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2022

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