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Mental Health Therapy for Dementia Caregivers

Start: February 1, 2022
End: December 31, 2022
Enrollment: 60

What Is This Study About?

This study will examine the effects of two different types of mental health therapy for informal dementia caregivers with anxiety or major depression. Participants will be randomly assigned to either mindfulness-based cognitive therapy or behavioral activation therapy for up to four months. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy combines cognitive therapy with meditative practices, while behavioral activation therapy uses behaviors to influence emotions. Throughout the study, participants will complete questionnaires about their mental health, including their perceived grief, burden, and stress levels.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 120 Years

Must have:

  • Family member or friend who is providing unpaid care to a person living with dementia
  • Able to read, write, and speak in English
  • Diagnosis of a mental health condition (e.g., anxiety disorder, major depression)

Must NOT have:

  • Cognitive impairment based on study screening evaluation

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.

Study Contact
Casside Street, Ph.D.
Keith Jones, Ph.D.

Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79382
Jonathan D. Singer, Ph.D.

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Texas Tech University

Source: ID: NCT05334992