Influential factors of parental care decisions made by adult children of parents with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia




Foussell, Isabella
Rose, Katherine K.

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Parental care is a growing concern among families with aging parents, especially those with parents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In the United States, there are approximately 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and this number is projected to increase to approximately 16 million by 2050. There is a lack of research regarding how adult children make parental care decisions for their parents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The intent of this study is to determine factorsthat influence the decisions of adult children regarding their method of care for their parent through an anonymous or confidential online survey. The survey will examine the relative importance of various features of informal/formal parental care arrangements to adult children of various demographics and differing family role ideologies when examined conjointly.


Creative Arts and Research Symposium
Department of Family Sciences


Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Adult-child caregivers, Parental care