Compass for Care: Online programs for caregivers


  • Location: Virtual
  • Age: 18+
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Visits: Online
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Eligibility Requirements

This virtual study is for people who:  

  • Are caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s or a related type of dementia
  • Are willing to receive daily messages by text or email for 3 months
  • Speak English
  • Have access to the internet
  • Live in the U.S.

About the Study:

The Compass for Care study is a research project designed to develop and test programs for caregivers of family members or friends with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Eligible caregivers will be asked to use 1 of 2 online programs and complete online surveys over the course of 9 months. One program focuses on well-being and the other on safety.


The purpose of the Compass for Care study is to test new digital programs to support people who care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

What is Involved:

Eligible caregivers will be asked to:

  • Complete 4 online surveys during a 9-month period. Each survey should take about 10 minutes.
  • Use an online program, over the course of 3 months. Daily activities take no more than 3 minutes a day and caregivers can choose to complete as few or as many activities as they would like.
  • Read text or email messages daily for 3 months. 

The activities and text or email messages are focused on either the topic of well-being or safety. The total time commitment over the 9 months is about 1-3 hours.

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