Introduction to the special section on Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH). Academic Article uri icon


  • This article provides background information and an overview on Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) a multisite intervention trial for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease designed to reduce caregiver burden and depression. REACH is the largest randomized controlled clinical trial to date, involving 1,222 caregiver and care recipient dyads recruited from 6 different sites in the United States. The authors describe the design of the study, summarize the interventions implemented at each site, and provide an overview of the 4 articles in this special section.

published proceedings

  • Psychol Aging

author list (cited authors)

  • Schulz, R., Belle, S. H., Czaja, S. J., Gitlin, L. N., Wisniewski, S. R., Ory, M. G., & REACH Investigators.

citation count

  • 63

complete list of authors

  • Schulz, Richard||Belle, Steven H||Czaja, Sara J||Gitlin, Laura N||Wisniewski, Stephen R||Ory, Marcia G

publication date

  • September 2003