Characterizing Risk Factors for Burden in Caregivers to Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia

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Updated on 19 August 2022
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Summary

We are looking for individuals who are 50 years and older that are currently
serving as an unpaid, family caregiver to an individual with Mild Cognitive Impairment,
Alzheimer's Disease or Frontotemporal Dementia. The study will involve one virtual visit for
one hour and will be conducted over the internet. Compensation for study participation is
available. The experiment involves completing online questionnaires/interview and computer
tasks. To be eligible for the study, you must be 50 years of age or older and currently
serving as an unpaid family caregiver to an individual who is 40 years of age or older with
Mild Cognitive Impairment, Frontotemporal Dementia, or Alzheimer's disease, for 5 hours a
week or more, for at least 6 months. In addition, to be eligible you should have
comprehension of written and spoken English, and have completed a minimum of two years
of high school or higher. You are not eligible for the study if you have a diagnosis of a
neurological or psychiatric disease (e.g., stroke), history of drug abuse, vision, hearing,
cognitive, or motor difficulties, or if you are currently pregnant. For more information about
the study, please contact: Naomi Adjei at the Aging Brain and Emotion Lab (402-554-5961)
in the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha or by email at

Description

Ahead of the first remote visit the participant will receive a copy of the relevant paperwork needed for the remote visit. This will include the consent forms, payment forms, and paper questionnaires. They will also be provided with a pre-stamped and addressed mailing envelope that can be used to mail the forms back. The remote visit will occur through the phone and video interface Zoom. During the scheduling process, the research assistant will send a weblink to the Zoom session to the participant through email ahead of the session. The Zoom session will be set up with multiple security provisions. Following that, participants will complete other surveys through Qualtrics or using paper and pencil questionnaires that they mail back using a pre-paid mailing envelope.

Details
Condition Alzheimer's Disease, Caregivers
Clinical Study IdentifierTX302064
Last Modified on19 August 2022

Eligibility

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Inclusion Criteria

Participants will include healthy older adults aged 50 years and older who are currently serving as an unpaid family caregiver for at least 5 hours per week to an individual with Frontotemporal dementia or early stage Alzheimer’s disease (including mild cognitive impairment). The participant will also need to have been in the caregiving role for at least 6 months. Participants will also need to meet the following criteria: capacity to read and write in English in order to read and respond to surveys, access to internet and a computer, corrected-to-normal hearing and vision (through the use of hearing aid or glasses)

Exclusion Criteria

Participants will be excluded if they have a history of neurological disease or severe psychiatric disease. The sample will include 20 caregivers to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and 20 caregivers to individuals with Frontotemporal Dementia
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