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Recommendations for Massachusetts from the Alzheimer’s Association

Source: http://act.alz.org/site/DocServer/CAREGIVERS.pdf?docID=4644

  • Assess barriers to families living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s and develop strategies to enhance support for these families.
  • Coordinate widespread dissemination of multilingual information about the disease process, living with Alzheimer’s, and caregiving strategies.
  • Assess state and private sector ability to offer enhanced financial incentives, including tax credits or paid time off, for those who give up their income to be full-time caregivers for family members with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • Collaborate with community partners to recruit support group leaders and maintain support groups in their communities.
  • Diversify the support group models to include in-person, telephone, and online support groups.
  • Work with the Alzheimer’s Association and other community partners to deliver community based and online educational programs for caregivers.

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