Research Project Examines Extended Family Dementia Caregiving

A group at the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech is researching extended family members who become dementia caregivers throughout central Appalachia. They want to understand how these caregivers moved into that role. 

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Listen: What Alzheimer’s Means For Caregivers

For the second interview in our series “Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents,” News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Teresa Morris, the program director for the West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. They discussed what Alzheimer’s disease is and what it means for the caregiver.

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Could Increasing Minimum Wage Wipe Out Our Ability to Care for Our Most Vulnerable Populations?

Direct care providers work with some of our most vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly and people with disabilities. But recruiting and retaining…

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