Alzheimer’s Association Funds University of Michigan Researcher Exploring Family Caregiving Styles

Amanda Leggett, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a member of our Leaders Initiative, received a partial sponsorship of $150,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Provider Roundtable to fund her research focusing on improving the lives of family caregivers and individuals living with dementia. The sponsorship and grant support Dr. Leggett’s work measuring and classifying different styles of caregiving and how they affect health outcomes for both individuals with dementia and their caregivers. “Our goal is to individualize treatment recommendations and interventions for caregivers, potentially leading to lower levels of care-related stress and a better quality of life for both members of the care partnership,” said Leggett to the Alzheimer’s Association. “I am grateful to the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Provider Roundtable for their commitment to this important work.”

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