Caring for the Caregiver Technology-Based Program
The purpose of this study is to gather data on the effectiveness of a technology-based support program for culturally diverse family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's.
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- Caregiver of a loved one with memory decline, Alzheimer's disease, or dementia
- Ability to speak and understand English or Spanish
- Cognitive deficit
- Terminal illness
- Plan to place the person being cared for in a facility
- Plan to move away in the next 12 months
One group of participants will receive a tablet computer with access to web-based skill-building sessions, videos, annotated resources, and information on caregiving topics. Another group will receive a tablet computer with access to web-based sessions on nutrition topics. Over a 1-year period, researchers will look at changes in caregiver mood, burden, self-care, and other aspects, with the ultimate goal of reducing disparities in caregiver access to support and services, and improving the lives of family caregivers and their ability to provide care.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
A Tailored Technology Intervention for Diverse Caregivers of AD Patients