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Supporting the health and well-being of rural and urban caregivers

Principal Investigators: Carole Robinson, Tanis Coletti, Meredith Lilly
Co-Investigators: Joan Bottorff, Sandra Broughton, Susan Holtzman, Gillian Fyles, Kate MacDonough, Barb Pesut
Funding Agency: Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Research Interest Group Grant
Project Period: 2009-2010
Abstract: Caregivers in both urban and rural environments often sacrifice their own health and self-care to provide care to their loved ones. The aim of this project is to better understand the needs of both urban and rural Caregivers and ultimately to design interventions to enhance and promote their health. The goals of this RIG are to build a new team of academic and community-based researchers, build capacity to do community-based health research, and identify and share findings of successful caregiver health and wellness programs. 
Reports, Presentations & Publications:

Lilly, M., Robinson., C.A., Holtzman, S., & Bottorff, J.L. (2012). Can we move beyond burden and burnout to support the health and wellness of family caregivers to persons with dementia? A qualitative study. Health and Social Care in the Community. 22, 103 - 112.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01025.x


Lilly, M., Robinson, C.A., Holtzman, S., & Bottorff, J.L. (2011, June). Can we move beyond caregiver and burnout in the Canadian policy context? Paper presented at the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology, Toronto, ON.

Robinson, C.A., Lilly, M., Holtzman, S., & Bottorff, J.L. (2011, June). The rising tide of dementia: Time for a new family approach. Paper presented at the International Family Nursing Conference, Kyoto, Japan.

Cafe Scientifique. (2012, March 7).  Who cares for caregivers. Kelowna, BC.

Additional Funding:


Improving care for people with dementia: Supporting communities, families, and health decisions
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-Is: E. Beattie, J. Bottorff, B. Pesut, M. Courtney, H. Edwards
Date: 2011 - 2012
Funded by: CIHR Meeting Grant $25,000

Cafe Scientifique:  Who cares for caregivers? Families and serious illness
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-Is: B. Pesut, J. Bottorff
Date: 2011 - 2012
Funded by: CIHR Cafe Scientifique Program $3,000

SUCCEED: Supporting and understanding Canadian couples' experiences with early dementia
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-Is: S. Holtzman, J. Bottorff, B. Pesut, C. Reid, E. Antifeau, J. Hamilton
Date:  2011 - 2012
Funded by: FHSD Operating Grant $10,000



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