Join us for our event with Linda O. Nichols, Ph.D., and Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Ed.D., of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Caregiver Center
Dr. Nichols is a medical anthropologist and a health services researcher at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Martindale-Adams is a counselor, gerontologist and health services researcher with interests in family caregiving, including dementia caregivers, and spouse and family caregivers of military personnel and veterans.
They are co-directors of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Caregiver Center and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Caregiver Center. Each Center has two missions: to develop and test caregiving interventions and to implement as clinical programs evidence-based interventions. The VA Center provides training to VA staff across the country to implement two evidence-based caregiving interventions—an individual intervention, Resources for Enhancing All Caregivers Health (REACH) and Telephone Support groups. Center staff also work directly with caregivers. The UTHSC Center provides training to health care and social service professionals to implement the REACH intervention to dementia caregivers.