Supporting Dementia Caregivers

 

Supporting Dementia Caregivers

January 7, 2019  |  Best Practice


1. Address disparities impacting minorities

Investigate the racial, cultural, and socioeconomic differences in the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. Incorporate the life experiences of individual minority patients and caregivers in strategy, planning, and procedures. 

 

2. Equip younger generations with caregiving resources

Create culturally sensitive resources and implement innovative strategies affecting the millennial caregiving experience. Promote policies that enable active engagement and quality of life for millennial caregivers who are ethnoculturally diverse.

 

3. Recognize and engage millennial dementia caregivers

Acknowledge the existence of millennial dementia caregivers because we need to engage this unique resource. Educate caregivers on the signs of dementia and the family caregiving experience. Identify and tackle stressors to reduce caregiver burnout and depression.  

 

To learn more health equity best practices, attend an upcoming CHI educational event.

 
 

Authors

Mounika Kata

Health Equity Fellow at CHI

 

Sophie Okolo, MPH

Project Lead at AtSelah Health

Joseph Gaspero

CEO and Co-Founder at CHI

 

Source

Social and Financial Costs of Millennial Dementia Caregivers

 

Joseph Gaspero is the CEO and Co-Founder of CHI. He is a healthcare executive, strategist, and researcher. He co-founded CHI in 2009 to be an independent, objective, and interdisciplinary research and education institute for healthcare. Joseph leads CHI’s research and education initiatives focusing on including patient-driven healthcare, patient engagement, clinical trials, drug pricing, and other pressing healthcare issues. He sets and executes CHI’s strategy, devises marketing tactics, leads fundraising efforts, and manages CHI’s Management team. Joseph is passionate and committed to making healthcare and our world a better place. His leadership stems from a wide array of experiences, including founding and operating several non-profit and for-profit organizations, serving in the U.S. Air Force in support of 2 foreign wars, and deriving expertise from time spent in industries such as healthcare, financial services, and marketing. Joseph’s skills include strategy, management, entrepreneurship, healthcare, clinical trials, diversity & inclusion, life sciences, research, marketing, and finance. He has lived in six countries, traveled to over 30 more, and speaks 3 languages, all which help him view business strategy through the prism of a global, interconnected 21st century. Joseph has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When he’s not immersed in his work at CHI, he spends his time snowboarding backcountry, skydiving, mountain biking, volunteering, engaging in MMA, and rock climbing.