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5. Individual and institutional perspectives in family caregiving in an aging society

Prof. Dr. B. Renneberg (Principle Investigator FUB, FB Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie)

Dr. N. Rieckmann (Principle Investigator CUB, Berlin School of Public Health

Collaborating Researchers: Prof. Dr. J. Müller-Nordhorn (CUB), Prof. Dr. M. K. Parr (FUB), Prof. Dr. C. Dreher (FUB), Dr. A. Biedermann (FUB)


Project Summary

Family caregivers of persons with chronic aging-related diseases experience multiple stress factors related to their caregiving.

The long-term goal of EPA is to identify successful institutional support services (e.g., self-help groups, non-profit services, commercial providers, or online social helplines and networks) for family caregivers of persons with dementia and chronic heart failure. Success is defined in terms of sustainability and a positive influence on family caregivers’ psychological well-being, health, and biological stress markers.