RDAD Reducing Disbility in Alzheimers Disease
The Miami Valley Chapter and three other Alzheimer’s Association chapters in Ohio have joined with the Ohio Department of Aging and
the Benjamin Rose Institute to implement a program that will help both individuals with dementing illnesses as well as their family
members who are caring for them. This new program is called Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD). Initial research was led
by Dr. Linda Teri, University of Seattle, Washington. This program is being supported by a grant from the Administration on Aging.
The Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease RDAD program is designed to help teach older adults who may suffer from memory problems how to do some simple exercises to improve their overall health. The program also teaches family members about symptoms to watch for and how to care for persons with memory problems. This program hopes to improve the ability of the person with dementing illnesses to carry out activities of daily living while also helping family
members provide assistance to their relative.
You, a family member or friend can call the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more about RDAD and how to enroll a participant in the program. Contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information.