Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND at Home) is an 18 month intervention study being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University
Dear Friends of Baltimore County,
In Baltimore County, we understand how important it is to ensure that our senior citizens continue to be active and vital parts of our communities. However, memory disorders can make it very difficult for older adults to continue to live in their own homes and maintain their independence. That is why I am pleased to inform you about an important study aimed at improving the lives of seniors who experience memory problems.
Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND at Home) is an 18 month intervention study being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in collaboration with THE ASSOCIATED and the Baltimore County Department of Aging. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which a program that assists in finding appropriate care can support older adults with memory problems so that they can continue to live in their own homes with safety and dignity.
The study has recently expanded its enrollment to include seniors with memory disorders who reside in their own homes in the following North/Northwest Baltimore area zip codes: 21022, 21030, 21031, 21065, 21093, 21094, 21117, 21133, 21136, 21139, 21153, 21204, 21207, 21208, 21209, 21210, 21211, 21212, 21215, 21234, 21235, 21239, 21241, 21244, 21252, 21284, 21285, 21286. Approximately 300 seniors will be enrolled. In order to study the effectiveness of the interventions, some participants will be randomly selected to receive assistance in obtaining care and services that may benefit them. All participants will be compensated for their time and will receive the results of the evaluation, as well as any recommendations for needed care.
I am asking for your help in making this important study a success. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in or learning more about the project, please contact Chris Lyman, Study Coordinator, at 410-502-0773 or [email protected].
It is our sincere hope that the knowledge gained from this study will significantly improve the care and support for all of our seniors affected by memory disorders.
Baltimore County Executive