Studies to Focus on Caregivers of Alzheimer's, Brain Injury

Posted: Updated:
(Image of Nicole Fowler courtesy of Indiana University.) (Image of Nicole Fowler courtesy of Indiana University.)
INDIANAPOLIS -

Grants totaling $3 million will support Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis studies on helping families caring for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementia or traumatic brain injury. The funding from the National Institute on Aging will cover work focusing on medical decision making among caregivers and the United States Department of Defense-funded research will examine a collaborative care program for veterans and their caregivers.

Nicole Fowler, who is associated with IU School of Medicine, the IU Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, was awarded the grants. She says "family caregivers are often the ones making tough decisions and facilitating medical care for their loved ones with Alzheimer's disease. They struggle with decisions about care, especially those that they are not sure will improve their loved ones' quality of life and may be burdensome. For example, imagine you are a women with Alzheimer's disease being taken out of your familiar surroundings to get a mammogram and you don't really know or understand what is going on, what is being done to your body; then imagine how difficult it can be for the caregiver to make the decision to take their confused family member to the imaging facility and keep them calm and comfortable."

As for the vet family-focused study, Fowler says "we hope to develop evidence-based information on how to improve VA clinicians' ability to provide high quality primary care to veterans with Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury by tailoring medical care to match the specific needs of veterans and their caregivers."

You can connect to more details on both studies by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • How Technology And Innovation Can Transform The Classroom

      As we continue to embark through the Information Age, it's crucial for educators to implement new strategies that will meet the needs of both students and industries. Thanks to recent technology and innovative solutions, students are gaining more and more access to education outside the classroom, thereby expanding their learning and career opportunities in a variety of ways.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Italian Company Picks Daleville For Continental HQ

      An Italian filter manufacturer is detailing plans to locate its North American headquarters in Delaware County. Filtrec S.p.A. says it will invest $1.3 million into a Daleville operation that could create 25 jobs by 2022. Governor Eric Holcomb announced the plans along with Delaware County and company officials during an economic development mission to Italy. Initially, Filtrec says it will occupy 5,800 square-feet in Daleville and it intends to double or triple that presence...

    • Automotive Parts Supplier Closing Indy Facility

      Michigan-based Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC has announced plans to close its Indianapolis distribution and warehouse center. The company, which provides original and aftermarket automotive products, says the closure will result in the layoffs of 83 employees.

    • Salesforce, Pacers Partner on Digital Experience

      Indianapolis-based Pacers Sports & Entertainment Inc. and one of the largest technology industry employers in the state are joining forces to deliver what they say will be the "ultimate fan experience." The partnership with Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) will allow PS&E to connect with fans and concertgoers using email marketing, social media, digital advertising and customer service tools. The collaboration, PS&E and Salesforce say, will help...

    • Cathedral Kicks Off Capital Campaign

      In honor of its 100th anniversary, Cathedral High School in Indianapolis has publicly kicked off what it says is the largest capital and endowment campaign in the school's history. The Centennial Campaign seeks to raise $25 million to fund several projects, including a new Innovation Center.

    • (photo courtesy Blue Chip Casino)

      Blue Chip Casino to Break Ground on Expansion

      Construction is set to begin Thursday on an expansion at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. The project will grow the venue's meeting and event space by about 15,000 square feet and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2019.