Megan Gilligan receives grant for research on how Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia affects families

October 11, 2019

Megan Gilligan, an associate professor in human development and family studies, was awarded a five-year $620,005 grant from the National Institute on Aging for research on Alzheimer’s disease affects families. For the project, ‘Sibling Relations in the Context of Dementia Parental Care: Implications for Health and Well-Being,’ Gilligan’s team will use a mixed-method approach, combining survey, biological, and observational data to examine associations between adult sibling relations and health and well-being outcomes in the context of caring for an older parent with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). Insights from this study can help shape future prevention and intervention efforts aimed at improving sibling interaction strategies and the overall health and well-being of adult children caring for older parents with ADRD.

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Name: Megan Gilligan
Phone: 515-294-5074
Department: in human development and family studies