Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Family Support Group Facilitators: On-Boarding and Effectiveness

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Northern Kentucky University
The Alzheimer’s Association provides education, support, and resources to individuals affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Family Support Groups (FSGs) are one identified resource. Within Region 10 of the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of FSGs offered are facilitated by volunteers from the community, rather than trained clinicians. The effectiveness and experience of volunteer facilitators is a significant gap within this area of research. The study will examine the training and on-boarding processes for volunteer FSG facilitators, in comparison to facilitators’ perceived effectiveness and confidence.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Alzheimer's disease, Self-help groups