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Skills Training for LGBT Dementia Caregivers

Start: May 20, 2021
End: February 14, 2022
Enrollment: 45

What Is This Study About?

This study will test a caregiver skills training program to improve the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) dementia caregivers. The LGBT Savvy program uses the Savvy Caregiver program as a foundation with themes of physical, interpersonal, financial, social, and environmental stressors specific to LGBT caregivers. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the LGBT Savvy Group program or the Savvy Caregiver program. Each participant will attend weekly, two-hour caregiver classes for six weeks, and one 90-minute focus group to discuss their experiences with the program. Researchers will use blood tests to measure stress levels and questionnaires to measure program effectiveness.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Self-identification as a LGBT adult
  • Provides informal care to a family member or friend with dementia
  • Available to attend all caregiver training classes and one focus group session
  • Willing to provide a blood sample

Must NOT have:

  • Significant neurological disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or significant head trauma
  • Any significant illness or unstable medical condition that could affect cognition or cause difficulty following study directions
  • History of alcohol substance abuse or dependence
  • Current participation in another research study
  • Dementia care recipient lives in a skilled nursing facility

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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


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?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Emory University

Source: ID: NCT04394260