Alzheimer Caregiving ~ Dr Karen Robinson, Ms. Bari Lewis

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Tonight’s Show comes from our “Best of Frager” Archives. This show was previously broadcast on March 30, 2014

Dr. Karen Robinson                            

Karen Meier Robinson PhD is Professor of Gerontology at University of Louisville School of Nursing and Executive Director of the Caregivers Program of Research (CPR).  She is an expert in care of persons with dementia and their caregivers.  She is founder and Executive Director of the CPR coordinating research, education/support of over 250 enrolled caregivers and family members.  In 2011 she was identified as an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Topics for Interview:

  • What is the Caregivers Program of Research in the School of Nursing?
  • Who is eligible for the program?  Eligibility criteria?
  • What have you learned in your research?  Most important findings?
  • What is a Memory Café?
  • Tell us about collaborative effort between U of L School of Nursing        Caregivers Program and the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter?
  • When and where are meetings held?  Meeting monthly on the last Monday of month at 2p at Kaden Towers at Alzheimer’s Association office
  • How many Memory Cafes exist in Ky?
  • Where did concept originate?  What is background?
  • Describe what happens at the Memory?  What should one expect to happen?

Ms. Bari Lewis
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Bari Lewis is the Director of Community Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association.  She holds a Masters in Gerontology and long-term care management, has 17 years of experience in residential long-term care, home and community-based services, in home care provision and guardianship. Bari serves on the Metro Elder Abuse Council and Governor’s Council on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Topics for Interview:

  • Why should women be particularly concerned about Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Why are early-stage programs like Memory Cafe important for persons with the disease and care partner alike?
  • What can early diagnosis do for both the person with the disease and the care partner?
  • So, I have been diagnosed, now what?

Related Links:

Alzheimer’s Disease  (MedlinePlus)

Alzheimer’s Caregivers  (MedlinePlus)


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