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Online Support and Skills Training for Dementia Caregivers

Start: June 12, 2020
End: May 2023
Enrollment: 240

What Is This Study About?

Stress related to caregiving can lead to depression, anxiety, social isolation, financial strain, and health issues. This study will test the effectiveness of GamePlan4Care, an online education and skills training program for dementia caregivers, to reduce stress and caregiver burden and improve caregiver well-being. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the GamePlan4Care program or another online support program for six months. Participants will also be assigned to a dementia care specialist who will encourage engagement and follow up after the training with phone calls for a six-month period.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Provides at least eight hours, on average, of weekly care or supervision for a friend or family member with symptoms or a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia
  • Access to the internet at least three times per week, on average
  • Lives within the Texas recruitment area in one of the following counties: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Fayette, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Milam, Mills, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
  • English-speaking

Must NOT have:

  • Current participation in another caregiving study or evidence-based caregiver program
  • Previous participation in any study designed to collect information for development of the GP4C program  

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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

Study Contact
Alan Stevens, PhD
Thomas Birchfield, 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?

Alzheimer's Texas
Austin, TX 78731
Thomas Birchfield, MS

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Baylor Research Institute

Source: ID: NCT04540198