The Global Council on Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD), convened by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, brings together a cross-sector group of Alzheimer’s experts – leaders in caregiving, finance, medicine, policy, technology and science. After their inaugural meeting in October 2014, the council realized that as medicine and science made progress for Alzheimer’s disease, technology could play a critical role in remedying daily problems faced by those with Alzheimer’s disease. This potential has not yet been met, and the GCAD paper, “Disrupting Alzheimer’s Disease: The Opportunities for Technology in Alzheimer’s Disease” explores those opportunities for innovation.
AARP and ReACT have released “Determining the Return on Investment: Supportive Policies for Employee Caregivers.” The report finds that businesses offering benefits and support to employee caregivers see a positive financial return on investment (ROI). In particular, flextime and telecommuting schedules saw a ROI between $1.70–$4.45 for every dollar invested in these policies. Companies that offer such policies and benefits to help their employees better manage family caregiving responsibilities also see productivity increase in the workplace. Read more
Businesses Benefit with Policies That Support Employee Caregivers AARP and ReACT report shows financial and productivity benefits when companies help their employees who are family caregivers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Companies that offer flextime and telecommuting policies to help their employees better manage family caregiving responsibilities see productivity increase and a financial return on investment (ROI),…Continue Reading
In a piece by Jody Gastfriend featured in the Harvard Business Review, she discusses the struggle between commitment to work and caregiving. She notes that her situation is no different from others in the sandwich generation, situated between caring for her own children as well as her aging parents. She notes, “Like many caregivers, I…Continue Reading