Duke Dementia Family Support Program in the News
- Amid rising numbers of NC COVID-19 cases, uncertainties over seniors’ safety take hold
- When loved ones with dementia wander, these programs aid families in need when trying to locate their family member.
- Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “Squared Away Blog” spoke with one of our participants, Brenda Lugar, who is living with Lewy body dementia as she courageously shared her story.
- Technology And Philanthropy Bring Support, Creativity To Families Living With Dementia Highlights of a team response to increased stress for care partners and diminished social engagement for people living with memory loss during the pandemic. Features interviews with Bobbi Matchar, Janeli McNeal, and Natalie Leary.
- Working@Duke June 2020 features interviews with Bobbi Matchar and Duke Employees who have utilized the Duke Employee Elder Care Consultation Service.
- Working@Duke June/July 2019 features an interview with Lisa Gwyther and Bobbi Matchar about the Duke Employee Elder Care Consultation Service (p. 12).
- Winter 2019 Center for Aging Report highlights the Duke Dementia Family Support Program and staff (page 4)
- WRAL’s Liisa Ogburn talks to Lisa Gwyther about Ambiguous Loss: Alzheimer’s and Caregivers.
- Lisa Gwyther comments to the N&O on North Hills retirement center planning 15-story tower, says more assisted living needed.
- Tapping the Creative Brain for People With Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
Author Paula Spencer Scott writes in Parade Magazine about how creative pursuits are bringing new life to people with Alzheimer’s and related diseases. August 11, 2017.
- A Lifeline for Caregivers Working@Duke takes a look at the Family Support Program.
- Memory Makers Helps Families Prepare for Effects of Cognitive Disorders.
- Extending a Lifeline to People Facing Alzheimer’s: An Unexpected Gift Helps Expand the Duke Dementia Family Support Program. Winter 2016, pages 6-9.
- Memory and art for people with dementia and their families A program modeled after Meet Me at MoMA in partnership with the Duke Dementia Family Support Program and the Duke Nasher Museum.
- $1.1 Million Gift Transforms Duke Alzheimer’s Family Support Program We thank our anonymous donor for the $1.1 million gift to transform the scope and reach of Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Community Programs. Dr. Harvey Cohen announced this gift on September 25, 2015 at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging.
- A Better World for People with Alzheimer’s Author Paula Spencer Scott writes about community members who are developing innovative programs that aim to work with individuals who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. Parade Magazine, June 19, 2015.
- Alzheimer’s Tour at the Nasher The Nasher Museum in partnership with the Duke Dementia Family Support Program is working with individuals in the community who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers by providing a day at the museum that includes a tour followed by an interactive activity. Duke TODAY, March 10, 2015.