Important Caregiving Study for Caregivers and Family with Memory Concerns Seeks Your Input
Identifying the Right Support Strategies for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementias
University of Minnesota's Center on Aging is seeking participants for an important family caregiving study for persons with memory concerns. We're gathering input on the types of support strategies most appropriate for different types of family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. Participation involves:
- Providing background info (all data is kept confidential, only viewed by study managers*)
- Reading short cases on those with Alzheimer's disease, their caregiving needs and arrangements
- Suggesting what kinds of help would be most useful.
We ask participants to do about 25 of these―taking roughly 15 minutes to complete. Questionnaires are customized to Professional Caregivers at this stage of the study, so we need you to contact us before providing links to the survey.
This work is part of an AHRQ sponsored study ("The Dementia Caregiver Care Planning Tool: Pilot Implementation and Evaluation;" HS020948) to develop a dementia caregiving care planning tool. Your expertise is essential to its success. We know you are very busy but hope you can find time in your schedule to help us with this project.
If you are interested, please email Joe Gaugler, or call him at (612) 626-2485. We know you caregivers are very busy but we hope that you can find time to help us with this essential caregiving project.
*Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD
Associate Professor/McKnight Presidential Fellow
Editor in Chief, Journal of Applied Gerontology
School of Nursing, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota
Cell Phone: 651-605-5611
*Robert L. Kane, MD
Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging
Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health,
University of Minnesota
Director, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota
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