SWHR Comments on AHRQ Draft Report on Dementia Caregiving

Policy Engagement

Published 4/21/20

SWHR provided comments on the Care Interventions of People with Dementia and for their Caregivers draft report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

To help overcome insufficiencies in the evidence base for effective nondrug care and caregiving interventions that considers the complexities and multifaceted nature of dementia across diverse populations, SWHR recommended that:

  1. AHRQ’s systematic review include the evidence base on sex and gender differences in dementia and caregiving burden
  2. AHRQ’s final report prioritize sex and gender differences in caregiving research to address knowledge gaps
  3. AHRQ’s expert committee seek representative input from relevant stakeholders to inform its assessment

Read SWHR’s Letter