Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


News for Evaluation of a Transition Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Support for Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia

Published on: January 14, 2019

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions can find support online?

What Have Our Researchers Been Up To?

Published on: September 24, 2018

You’ll be interested in reading our latest publications. We’ve made it easy for you, browse the highlights or click on the link to read more

Informal Caregivers Need Better Support

Published on: April 6, 2018

Change is urgently needed to better support our caregivers, say Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Maureen Markle-Reid in The Conversation Canada.

New Publication: How Researchers Are Evaluating an Online Support Tool for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Published on: September 26, 2017

The ACHRU’s latest journal article in BMC Geriatrics, outlines how a randomized control trial (RCT) is being used to evaluate My Tools 4 Care (MT4C). The internet-based intervention is aimed at supporting caregivers through changes they experience in their roles, relationships and health.

ACHRU Trainee Annie Lam Receives MScN

Published on: November 8, 2016

The resilience of caregivers and their ongoing efforts to support family members is what inspires Annie Lam and it continues to drive her nursing practice and research.

Celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by video on ACHRU key research principles

Published on: May 13, 2016

Did you know one of the key principles of ACHRU research is an inter-professional nurse-led team based approach to patient care? Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg and the ACHRU research team invite you to celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by watching our video on ACHRU key research principles.

Annie Lam awarded research grant from Alzheimer's Foundation

Published on: December 8, 2015

Annie Lam, a graduate researcher in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU), and registered nurse in acute medicine, is the recipient of a research grant from the Alzheimer Society Foundation of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton and Halton.

Research Summary: Evaluation of a Transition Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Published on: October 26, 2015

Through this pragmatic, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial we expect to find that family caregivers receiving My Tools 4 Care will show greater improvement in hope, self-efficacy and QOL, at no additional cost from a societal perspective, compared with those receiving usual care.

New video release: ACHRU Key Principles

Published on: August 24, 2015

ACHRU research key principles include a focus on client-centred care, support for the caregivers in their caregiver role, among others.

Optimal aging at home

Published on: August 29, 2014

Not all Canadians who are living longer are living well. Nine out of 10 aged 65 and older are afflicted with a combination of illnesses – diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia and arthritis, among others – that leave them over-doctored and over-medicated while doing little to improve their overall health and functioning.

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