Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Healthy IDEAS for Caregivers of People with Dementia in Maine: Evaluation Report


In 2007, Maine received a grant from the Administration on Aging to implement Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors). Under this grant, the original Healthy IDEAS program was modified and implemented for use with caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The objectives of the modified program were:
<li>To improve the health and wellness of caregivers
<li>To improve access to services
<li>To enhance the knowledge of care coordinators about caring for people with dementia.</li>
The desired outcomes were improved health and mental health status of caregivers; increased rate of referral to services; high participation and completion rates for the evidence-based programs; and greater consumer choice and control.
This report provides an overview of the initial results of the program implementation and evaluation.

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September 30, 2008