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Supporting Family Caregivers: Helping to Feed Persons with Dementia

Video Author: Shawn Kennedy
Published on: 10.17.2019
Associated with: December 2019, Volume 119, Issue 12; AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 119(12):49-57, December 2019

This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part the AARP Public PolicyInstitute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members.

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