The effects of Dementia on the aging are being experienced worldwide. Because of the throes being experienced by this horrific disease (and all associated with it), there is an ongoing international effort being given to help the people and the families and caregivers of those affected with the disease.
One such group helping with the effort is the International Alzheimer’s Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP). This group helps individuals learn about Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research through public and private organizations in the United States and abroad.
This group is also instrumental in helping organizations leverage their resources to thus avoid any duplication of efforts between them and other organizations worldwide. They have helped to promote The Common Alzheimer’s Disease Research Ontology.
The Ontology is a classification system by which organizations use to integrate and compare their research portfolios. The Ontology was developed by the NIA, the National Institute on Aging, the NIH, The National Institute of Health as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. (For more information about IADRP, see http://iadrp.nia.nih.gov/cadro-web/about.)
As you can see, the information is readily available for those that want to learn more about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By following up and learning everything you can about what is being done to help your clients, you are becoming a better caregiver.
In order to prove that With Age Comes Respect, it is essential that caregivers do everything possible to learn about what will help their clients – or if there is any help at all. Then you must learn to convey that information in the most flattering way possible for to give integrity to all you do helps to preserve a life that may possibly be diminishing right before your very eyes!