Assisting Black and Rural Caregivers of Elders with Dementia: Progressive Training through Trusted Resources. Final Report.Report as inadecuate

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A program was developed in Virginia to train Black and rural family caregivers of persons with dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. This final program report begins with project briefs that summarize major products and findings, program objectives and accomplishments, and dissemination activities. Chapter 1 addresses issues related to dementia and caregiving in Black and rural communities. Chapter 2 describes activities related to program objectives, including forming partnerships with organizations and community members who helped develop the training curriculum, developing the training package, implementing the "train the trainer" model, evaluating the project, and developing the replication plan. Chapter 3 summarizes results of program evaluation. The 69 community leaders who participated in training gained significant knowledge about implementing workshops for family caregivers and rated the training highly. The 208 family caregivers who attended workshops given by the 69 community leaders also gained significant knowledge and judged the workshops to be useful and relevant. The last chapter discusses additional program outcomes related to community collaboration, outreach strategies, capacity building, and evaluation. Appendices include suggested readings for trainers and caregivers; directories of community resources in Central and Southside Virginia; forms necessary for program implementation; results of nominal group process for regional needs and resource teams from central and southside Virginia; and evaluation reports for first-level training (trainers), second-level training (trainees), and comparison of full and abbreviated training programs. These reports contain all forms necessary for program evaluation including pretest and posttest questionnaires. (LP)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Alzheimers Disease, Blacks, Community Resources, Coping, Family Caregivers, Homebound, Long Term Care, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Pretests Posttests, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Areas, Rural Family, Training, Training Methods, Workshops

Virginia Center on Aging, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980229, Richmond, VA 23298-0229 ($10).

Author: Coogle, Constance L., Ed.; Finley, Ruth B., Ed.


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