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About The Alzheimer’s Caregiver

The Alzheimer’s Research and Resource Foundation (ARRF) translates the most current academic, scientific, and clinical Alzheimer care research into a language and format that at-home caregivers can put to use. Using internet based technologies, we create educational caregiver training programs that are interactive, audio/visual, conversational, and easy to understand, access, and navigate.

Unlike other at-home caregiving resources, our comprehensive, research-based programs lessen the burden caregiver’s face by heightening their knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease itself, ultimately empowering them to keep their loved ones living at home much longer than would be normally possible.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ translates research findings related to issues in Alzheimer’s/dementia care into concepts, culture and language comprehensible to the average hands on and institutional caregiver in order to make the educational program user-friendly and approachable to the average caregiver. The heart of The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is a content rich Knowledge Base for the dissemination of Alzheimer’s caregiving research based upon Translated Research. All of The Alzheimer’s Caregiver™ is based on peer reviewed academic research.

  • 01. Dementia, Delirium & Depression: Similarities, Differences & Treatments

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 02. Dementia, Delirium & Depression: Causes & Risk Factors

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 03.Activities of Daily Living: Bathing & Showering

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 04.Activities of Daily Living: Dressing

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 05.Activities of Daily Living: Grooming

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 06.Caregiver Stress: Detecting Stress, Burden & Depression

    Written by
    Lena Smith, PhD, MA, LBSW, LNHA (University of New Mexico)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 07.Caregiver Stress: Coping Strategies

    Written by
    Lena Smith, PhD, MA, LBSW, LNHA (University of New Mexico)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 08.Sleep: Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns

    Written by
    Jennifer Kretzschmar, PhD (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Sharon Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 09.Sleep: Managing Nighttime Awakenings & Wandering

    Written by
    Jennifer Kretzschmar, PhD (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Sharon Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 10.Sleep: Managing Nightmares & Other Sleep Disruptions

    Written by
    Jennifer Kretzschmar, PhD (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Sharon Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 11.Communication: Guidelines

    Written by
    Linda R. Phillips, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (UCLA School of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 12.Communication: Manage Challenging Behaviors

    Written by
    Linda R. Phillips, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (UCLA School of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 13.Activity-Focused Care: Meaningful Activities

    Written by
    Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR, FAOTA (University of New Mexico)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 14.Activity-Focused Care: Person-Centered Care & Environments

    Written by
    Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR, FAOTA (University of New Mexico)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 15.Activity-Focused Care: Preventing Excess Disability & Difficult Behaviors

    Written by
    Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR, FAOTA (University of New Mexico)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 16.Difficult Behaviors Associated with Dementia

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Linda Teri, PhD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 17.Managing Difficult Behaviors

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS, Linda Teri, PhD
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Lena G. Smith, PhD (University of New Mexico)

  • 18.Early Stages: Family Involvement & Planning

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 19.Early Stages: Intimacy & Sexuality

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 20.Environment Issues: Designing Safe Environments

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Juh Hyun Shin, PhD, RN (University of Iowa College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Sasha Asdourian

  • 21.Environment Issues: Human Environment

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Juh Hyun Shin, PhD, RN (University of Iowa College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Sasha Asdourian

  • 22.Traveling, Driving, Holidays & Special Occasions

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 23.Late Stages: Communication & Activities

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 24.Late Stages: Hospice & Bereavement

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Editted by
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 25.Late Stages: Personal Care

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 26.Late Stages: Behavior & Sleep

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 27.Managing Incontinence

    Written by
    Janet K. Pringle Specht, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Iowa College of Nursing)
    Mindy J Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Editted by
    Sasha Asdourian

  • 28.Nutrition

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 29.Memory Impairment: Risk Factors

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Editted by
    Sasha Asdourian

  • 30.Memory Impairment: Prevention & Improving Functioning

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)
    Editted by
    Sasha Asdourian

  • 31.Continuum of Care: Home Care With In-Home Assistance

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)

  • 32.Continuum of Care: Adult Daycare & Residential Care

    Written by
    Catherine M. Harris, PhD, RNCS (University of New Mexico College of Nursing)
    Mindy J. Kim-Miller, MD, PhD (University of Chicago School of Medicine)