FSU recruiting African-American dementia caregivers for faith-based project

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are tough on patients but also on caregivers, especially African-Americans. Now Rob Glueckauf, a Florida State University College of Medicine professor, is offering a new approach that he hopes will benefit numerous caregivers. And it’s free. His two-year project is called ACTS 2 (African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project 2). In past years, ACTS 1 demonstrated that telephone counseling is just as effective as in-person counseling in relieving caregivers’ stress and providing support. Telephone counseling is also more convenient, especially for those with transportation challenges.