Barbara J. Tarlow

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The objective of this research was to determine the feasibility of and receptivity to the first computerized workplace-based direct caregiver intervention and to assess the effects on businesses, working family caregivers, and their elderly relatives. Working family caregivers, with at least one health and/or safety concern related to an elder residing(More)
OBJECTIVE Recruitment is often the most challenging aspect of research with older persons. Social marketing--applying marketing techniques to influence the behavior of target audiences to improve their welfare--can help researchers identify factors that influence recruitment. METHODS Illustrations of social marketing principles are provided from the(More)
PURPOSE We determine the main outcome effects of a 12-month computer-mediated automated interactive voice response (IVR) intervention designed to assist family caregivers managing persons with disruptive behaviors related to Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled study of 100 caregivers, 51 in the usual care(More)
Research has demonstrated the health and financial cost to working caregivers of older adults and the cost to business in lost productivity. This paper describes the implementation of the Worker Interactive Networking (WIN) project, a Web-based program designed to support employed caregivers at work. WIN innovatively linked working caregivers via the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the project was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a CD-ROM-based multimedia program as a tool to increase user's knowledge about the differences between "normal" forgetfulness and more serious memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS The research was a controlled randomized study conducted(More)
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