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Online Self-Management Workshop for Rural Dementia Caregivers

Start: June 5, 2020
End: May 2023
Enrollment: 640

What Is This Study About?

Rural caregivers may experience isolation and lack of access to care. Building Better Caregivers is an online, six-week workshop for rural caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias that is designed to address social support and skills-building in order to reduce stress and depression. Study participants will be randomly assigned to either participate in the workshop or to receive two brief 15- to 30-minute phone calls and educational materials and resources while they wait to be moved into the workshop group. Rural caregivers will be recruited throughout the United States.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Caregiver for a person with dementia
  • Able to read and write in English
  • Able to access the internet
  • Provides care for at least 10 hours per week
  • Reports a minimum stress level of 4 or more on a 10-point scale
  • Lives in rural area of the United States (self-identified, or zip code is a Rural Urban Commuting Area Code)

Must NOT have:

  • Anticipated inability to complete the 12-month follow-up (e.g., planned travel)

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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

Study Contact
Veronica Yank, MD
Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson, MS

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?

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94118
Veronica Yank, MD

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: University of California, San Francisco

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ID: NCT04428112