1. D-Care The Dementia Care Study Kim Hegwood 22:58

“In a nutshell, this is about improving care for people who have dementia, but it also includes providing support and resources for the caregivers. So that’s the unique part about this study. It approaches what we call the dyad, which is those two people that are most affected by the dementia diagnosis.” Alice Williams

Alice Williams, the Community Education Specialist for the Sealy Center on Aging at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston joins Kim Hegwood on the Life Happens Show today to talk about D-Care The Dementia Care Study. A few questions Kim will be asking are:

1. What is the D-CARE study about?

2. What are the potential benefits of participating in the D-CARE study?

3. Who is eligible to participate?

4. How do eligible people enroll in the study?

5. How long is the study and how much time/effort is required of participants?

6. Where can I find more information about the D-CARE study?

Alice Williams is the Community Education Specialist for the Sealy Center on Aging at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is a licensed social worker and has over 30 years of experience working with older adults and family caregivers in the Galveston County area. Prior to coming to UTMB in November 2019, Alice was the director for Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program in Galveston for 19 years. She has volunteered for the Alzheimer’s Association as a Caregiver support group leader for over 15 years and is an advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and their family caregivers.

Find out more about this study

Email alwillia@utmb.edu 

Phone: 409-266-9647


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Kim Hegwood, born in Bay City, is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney based in Houston, Texas. Kim has been a practicing Attorney since she graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1996. After watching her grandparents struggle to maintain their independence as they grew older, trying to navigate the challenges of aging, and deal with the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that our loved ones face in their golden years, Kim dedicated her career to helping families preserve their dignity and protect their assets.