The subject of dementia–in all its forms–is of considerable importance to our constituency. As evidenced by the events we’ve offered via our seminar series, our Foundation has taken steps to bring helpful content on this subject to the folks we interact with, including the multi-part series we provided earlier this year in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and our webinar sessions covering medical viewpoints on dementia and related issues.

This week, the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry, has asked us to assist in the search for participants caring for family members with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body dementia, or any other type of dementia. In view of the constituency we serve, we are pleased to lend a hand to this important initiative, which takes the form of a study aiming to help address the stressors that come with being a caregiver. The study will work through internet-based caregiver programs designed to teach coping skills that may reduce caregiver stress or improve emotional well-being. In addition, the study provides access to web-programs for up to 15 months, monetary compensation for participation, 6 support calls, and feedback about participants’ progress throughout the study. 

If you have an interest in participating in this study, here is additional information provided via the University’s website.

Do you provide care for a family member who has Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body dementia, or other dementia?

Do you find caregiving stressful? Are you at least 40 years of age?

You may qualify for a research study examining ways to help caregivers cope with stress.

If you qualify for our study, you will receive at no cost to you:

  • Access to our internet-based caregiver program designed to teach coping skills that may reduce caregiver stress or improve emotional well-being.
  • Access to our web programs for up to 15 months
  • Monetary compensation for your participation
  • Feedback about your progress during your participation

If interested in participating or to request more information, complete the Participant Contact Form or call the Study Coordinator at (858) 534-9479. A copy of the brochure produced by the University for this study can be downloaded here…

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