Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers (LEAF)
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco are testing a program for family caregivers of people with dementia. Six positive emotion based skill-building sessions are delivered one-on-one via videoconferencing on study-supplied tablet computers, so caregivers can take part from anywhere in the USA. This study consists of six weekly hour-long sessions, nightly home practice, and online surveys. To be eligible, you must be the primary caregiver of someone with any type of degenerative dementia, and you must have consistent access to a reliable wifi connection for your weekly sessions.
For more information, please access our website:
HERE, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (415) 514-2935.
Caregiver Health-eBrain Study: Research to Improve Brain Health
Are you one of the 15 million caregivers looking after a loved one with Alzheimer's or other types dementia? Help scientists understand how the caregiving lifestyle impacts brain performance. Join the Caregivers' Health-eBrain project and participate in an online study to assess your cognition. 30 minutes of your time is what's required.
For more information or to join the study, Click HERE
Age Differences in Health-Related Behaviors of Family Caregivers
Researchers are seeking to learn about health and self-care behaviors of family caregivers. Eligible participants must be a primary caregiver to a relative 50+ with a chronic illness, disability, or terminal illness, provide 10+ hours of care per week, and have been a caregiver for at least 6 months. Information will be collected through an online survey which is estimated to take 20 to 25 minutes to complete. Following completion of the survey, participants have the option to receive a University of Kentucky promotional item. If interested, contact Natalie at email@example.com or access the anonymous survey using the link:
Young Adults as Family Caregivers
Are you between the ages of 18 and 40 and caring for a relative with a chronic illness, disability, or terminal illness? Researchers at the University of Kentucky and Western Oregon University are seeking to learn more about how young adults assume the role of family caregivers and the effects of off-time caregiving on education, employment, and social relationships. Participation involves a 60 to 90 minute telephone interview and providing feedback on preliminary research findings via email. Participants will also receive a $25 check. For more information, contact Natalie at 859-218-2768 or Paula at 503-838-8065.
Dementia Behavior Study
Are you caring for a person with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviors? Do you live in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area? This research study evaluates ways of helping families address challenging behaviors of persons with dementia who are living at home. Participation involves 3 home interviews and up to 8 home visits with research staff over 3 months, to learn potentially helpful strategies to care for a person with dementia. For more information, call 443-287-4595.
Laura N. Gitlin, PhD: Principal Investigator,
IRB# NA_00067873; Funded by National Institute on Aging
Do you have a family member who is near the end of life, and who lives away from you?
Oxford Brookes University is conducting a study exploring the views and experiences of people who have a family member nearing the end of life who lives away from them, making visits difficult, whether in a different town, state, or even a different country.
The views and experiences of distance caregivers are an under-researched area. This is why we need volunteers for a short online survey, so that we can learn what people who are providing support to such a relative need.
This study is part of a PhD at Oxford Brookes University (UK) and has been approved by England's National Health Service (NHS) Research Ethics Committee. All responses will be treated as strictly confidential and later anonymised.
If you would like to learn more about this study, or know someone who might, please follow this link: HERE, or email the Chief Investigator Carolina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart-Home Technology and caregiving - Monitoring and Visualizing sensor data
Are you a family caregiver and interested in Smart-Home Technology?
A Smart-Home can be considered as a dwelling fitted out with sensor technology that observes the residents. It can reduce the amount of work for health providers or family caregivers. Monitoring, visualizing and making this data accessible for each party involved can give insights into the activities and the overall wellbeing of the residents.
We are conducting an online survey that will help develop a user-friendly application for visualizing sensor data for older adults and their caregivers.
More information and the online survey can be found HERE.
Usability Impact of Injection Devices
Have you or the person you're caring for ever experienced any type of issues or problems during the first few attempts at using an injection device at home, whether this applies to a current device/drug or a previous device/drug? Please share your injection experiences with me through this anonymous 10 minute survey. I am interested in issues involving all forms of injection devices, including: vial/syringes, prefilled syringes, injection pens, auto-injectors, and reconstitution kits. For every survey completed I will donate $1 to Red Cross or The Humane Society (your choice). For more information, contact me at: email@example.com.
Survey Link: HERE
Anticipatory Grief Study: Caregivers of Terminally Ill Invited to Participate
My name is Kylie, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), nationally certified counselor (NCC), college professor, and doctoral candidate. My dissertation study is intended to help counselors better serve anticipatory grievers (i.e., people who are preparing for a loss). Eligible participants must be 18+ years old and be a family member or friend of an individual who is living with a terminal condition (e.g., end-stage cancer, advanced Alzheimer's, other chronic diseases, etc.). The survey is available both online and in hard copy form (hard copies can be requested by email). All participants may choose to enter into a drawing for one of three $50.00 gift cards. Thank you!
Online survey: HERE
Contact Information: Kylie B. Rogalla, M.S., LPC, NCC; firstname.lastname@example.org; (507) 993-6766
Online Study for Caregivers
Are you currently an unpaid caregiver for a loved one? Often times the well-being and experiences of the caregiver are largely ignored. This is your chance to help other caregivers and to contribute to research by sharing your experience through writing.
You can complete the entire study online and receive a $10.00 gift certificate in appreciation of your time. To participate, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the screening questionnaire by clicking on the link below:
The Family Caregiver's Experience - Examining the Positive and Negative Aspects of Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue
Are you a family caregiver of someone with a chronic illness? We are conducting a short, 15 minute survey and ask that you to reflect on your experience as a family caregiver and provide insight regarding both the positive and negative aspects of your experience.
If you would like to participate in this research study or know someone who might, please click on the link below to go to the survey.
Survey Link: HERE
Your participation in this survey is voluntary and all your responses will be anonymous and kept confidential.