Positive Emotion Skills Training for Family Caregivers
This study will test the effectiveness of an online caregiver support program, called LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers). The program is designed to increase well-being in Alzheimer's disease caregivers through the development of positive emotion skills.
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- Primary caregiver of a family member with Alzheimer's Disease
- Speaks and reads English
- Access to high-speed internet connection at home or a another location which allows them to speak privately with a facilitator
Practices that support positive emotions, such as joy and gratitude, can improve the ability to cope with stressful events. This, in turn, can improve psychological and physical well-being. In this study, dementia caregivers will participate in an online caregiver support program, called LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers), designed to teach caregivers positive emotion skills to improve their well-being.
The online program will be delivered to dementia caregivers in two ways, over five weeks. One group will be led by a trained facilitator and another group will complete the training activities independently. All participants will track and report their emotions daily. An evaluation of the two online program methods will be compared to emotions reported by participants placed on a waitlist for the study.
Randomized Trial of a Technology-based Positive Emotion Intervention for Informal Caregivers of Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease