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Caregivers Program

Helping Those Who Help Others

Helping - Volunteer Caregivers ProgramEach year, thousands of men and women have the job of taking care of an older adult either by individual choice or as the result of deep love and compassion. The task of caring for a senior can often be a difficult, stressful, and isolating experience. The task is compounded when an elderly person suffers from irreversible memory loss (dementia) that can be caused by Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

The Caregivers Program is a dementia-specific, caregiver- focused program established to provide support services to caregivers and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

A Legacy of Compassion

Since 1992, the Caregivers Program has provided a free support system to families of persons with dementia. University of Louisville School of Nursing Professor, Dr. Karen Robinson created this program, based on her research and practice with persons with dementia and their caregivers. This research indicates that an organized support system makes a difference in the quality of life for the care giver and the impaired family member. As a caregiver enrolled in the program, not only will you benefit from research-based education, but your care giving experience will be part of Dr. Robinson’s ongoing research to help future caregivers.

How the Program Works

Our service includes:

  • Assessment

  • Evaluation

  • Education

  • Information

  • Support

  • Follow-up

Free, Personalized Assistance for Caregivers: Every Step of the Way

It is important for families and caregivers not to wait until a crisis develops when they are desperate for assistance. In order to participate in the Caregivers Program, a physician must have diagnosed the person as having a disease causing irreversible memory loss. There is no charge for the support services. People of all income levels are welcome.

Contact Us

To learn more or to find out how to get involved in the program call 502-852-2273 or email Maureen McDermott.


Caregivers Program
School of Nursing
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-2273
FAX: (502) 852-8783


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