BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S FOR CAREGIVERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$37,955.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
11042
Agency Tracking Number:
11042
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3825 W 38th St, Minneapolis, MN, 55410
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH WILL GENERATE AN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR VIDEOTAPES AND PRINT MATERIALS TO MEET THE NEED FOR PRACTICAL BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS. THE PRODUCT TO BE DEVELOPED WILL OFFER A REALISTIC, STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH TO PREVENTING AND MANAGING PROBLEM BEHAVIORS AND PLACING THOSE BEHAVIORS IN THE LARGER CONTEXT OF THE DISEASE PRCESS. CAREGIVERS WILL LEARN A RANGE OF POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, AND INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED CONCERNING HOW CAREGIVERS CAN LEARN TO ACCEPT BEHAVIOR CHANGES IN WAYS THAT MAINTAIN THE PATIENT'S DIGNITY AND SELF-ESTEEM. IN-DEPTH INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED, AND SPECIFIC SKILLS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE EFFECTIVENESS AND GIVE CAREGIVERS A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE IN A PARTICULAR AREA. THE FORMAT WILL BE AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF ONE BEHAVIOR PER VIDEOTAPE. THIS TYPE OF PRODUCT WOULD SUPPLEMENT AND ADD SIGNIFICANT DEPTH TO CURRENT PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET. WITH THE POTENTIALOF INCREASING NUMBERS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATIENTS IN THEFUTURE, MORE EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO FAMILY CAREGIVERS. THIS PRODUCT WOULD BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO FAMILY CAREGIVERS IN RURAL AREAS WHERE NO CONSTANT PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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