Press Releases

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Recent Releases

Rare Disease Families Front and Center in Upcoming Caregiving Study (8/31/17)
“To study the impact of rare disease on family caregivers, the National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with rare disease patient advocacy organization, Global Genes, is launching a “first-of-its-kind” national snapshot of rare disease caregivers. This fall, the two groups plan to release a national survey aimed at collecting feedback from over 1,000 family caregivers of children and adults with rare diseases.”

 

National Alliance for Caregiving Names C. Grace Whiting as Chief Operating Officer (5/1/17)
The National Alliance for Caregiving, a non-profit dedicated to research and advocacy on behalf of family caregivers, has announced that C. Grace Whiting will join the organization as the Chief Operating Officer effective May 1, 2017. Whiting returns to the Alliance after a brief engagement at the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease coalition.”

 

High Burden and Long Caregiving Journey Takes a Toll on Dementia Caregivers (2/22/17) 
“Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. documents the demographics of caregivers of people with dementia and how family caregiving impacts their lives. The report, from the National Alliance for Caregiving in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, draws on a nationally representative data set to identify the unique challenges of a friend or family member caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”

 

Families of Cancer Survivors Challenged by Intense, Episodic Caregiving Experiences (6/20/16)

“A new report shows that people caring for a loved one with cancer often have more intense, episodic caregiver responsibilities than those caring for someone with other health needs. The report, from the National Alliance for Caregiving in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the Cancer Support Community, draws on a nationally representative data set to identify the special challenges of a friend or family member caring for a loved one with cancer.”

 

New Report Commissioned on Cancer Caregiving in the United States (5/23/16)

“More than three million Americans are currently caring for someone with cancer, and many play a key role in managing cancer, including helping their loved one adhere to treatment, make informed decisions, and even address end-of-life concerns. Last May, the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Nursing Research convened stakeholders to discuss the science of cancer caregiving. Patients, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, and thought-leaders met to identify the unique challenges facing family caregivers and gaps that remain in the science.”

 

Report Finds Families Struggle Over a Decade to Get Help for Mental Illness (2/23/16) 

“At least 8.4 million Americans are providing care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue, and nearly three quarters report that caregiving causes high emotional stress, finds a new study from the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with Mental Health America and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.”

 

New Study Identifies Challenges for Family Caregivers, Caregiving Solutions Needed (6/4/15)

“The profile of the family caregiver in America is changing as the population ages, according to a new research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. While the “typical” family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who takes care of a relative, caregivers on the whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.”

 


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