The study team is looking for family caregivers who are providing care for a family member or friend, aged 65 years and older, who is living in a long-term care home and has Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia.
Family caregivers of persons with dementia undergo multiple transitions during their experience. Studies with caregivers of persons with dementia suggest that the experience of giving care can affect the physical and mental health of caregivers in both positive and negative ways.
The purpose of this phase of the study is to evaluate a new way of supporting family caregivers by determining how effective the approach is, and how it may influence factors such as your hope, quality of life, loss and grief, loneliness, and ability to deal with adverse situations. The overall goal of this research is to help caregivers.
Family caregivers who are eligible to participate in the study are:
• 18 years of age or older;
• Providing physical, emotional, or financial care for a family member or friend who is an older adult (65 years of age and older), who is currently living in a long term care home with Alzheimer Disease or Related Dementia
• Able to use and have access to a computer/iPad/cell phone with internet; and
• Have an email address
Study participants will be randomly assigned to one of two different ways of supporting family caregivers. There is an equal chance of being assigned to either group, participants will not know to which group they have been assigned. At the end of the study, you will be given the opportunity to receive the approach that the other group had, and to ask any questions.
This research study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board
About the Research Opportunities
The Dementia Society is frequently contacted by many partners and other organizations conducting social and medical research into the causes and prevention of dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Before sharing these opportunities with you, we confirm the parties and ensure ethical practices are used in their research. If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, we invite you to contact the respective party listed to learn more.
Thank you for helping to advance the local, national, and international drive to learn more, so no one has to face dementia.
If you are interested in this study, or want more information, contact Natalie Meisenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org