In 1997, the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association received a three-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate areas of concern and issues facing those caring for an individual with cognitive impairment within consumer-directed homecare. The overall goal of the program was to demonstrate that consumer-directed care is a suitable care option for people with Alzheimer's disease and their designated caregivers. Although a great deal is understood about consumer-directed homecare for people with physical disabilities, little knowledge exists about the needs of the cognitively impaired individual. The project hoped to address this knowledge gap.
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