For people with mild cognitive impairment/early dementia:
No spouse/partner living at home
No children in the same state
Current or former unpaid (not a paid aide) caregiver to someone with cognitive impairment and no spouse/partner or nearby children
About the Study:
Often in healthcare it is assumed that people have a spouse or partner or children nearby who can help out if someone has a dementia diagnosis and needs assistance. But that is not the case for nearly 1 in 4 people. Emory researchers want to learn more about how people in that situation think about their care needs. This study also wants to hear from caregivers who have provided that support to someone who wasn’t a close relative. Researchers hope to be able to design programs to help people plan for the future and find support if they need it.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of two groups of people: People who have mild cognitive impairment or early dementia and do not have a spouse/partner or adult children nearby, and people who have been caregivers for someone of that description.
What is Involved:
Those who would like to take part in this study would be asked to do a phone interview lasting up to 60 minutes. The researcher will ask questions about experiences as someone with early dementia or as a caregiver. The interview will be audio recorded.