Intergenerational Antecedents of Care to Older Adults Approaching the End of Life With or Without Dementia

Principal Investigator: Merril Silverstein

Active Dates: 2019 – 2023

Funding Source: NIH-NIA


This research will enhance understanding of intergenerational care to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in complex families. The study will inform researchers and public policy professionals about the adequacy of family functioning in stepfamilies as ADRD becomes more prevalent and increases the need of cognitively impaired older adults for unpaid family care.