Individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss and their care partners (who are considered family)
Willingness and commitment to participate is required of both the individual with early-stage memory loss and their care partner
Care partner must be 18+ years old
Residents of Arizona or Southern Nevada
About the Study:
Many early-stage dyads (early-stage individual and their care partner) appreciate the opportunity to learn new strategies and meet others like them. Participants will be encouraged to give information about this project to others who have been impacted by early-stage memory loss. The feedback gathered from speaking with early-stage dyads will be used to help improve the quality of early-stage education programs. Arizona State University researchers, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and other community providers, will enroll up to 160 early-stage dyads residing in Arizona or Southern Nevada who report one partner with early-stage memory loss.
The purpose of this study is to assist individuals with early-stage memory loss and their care partners by providing free early-stage related education and sessions designed to reduce stress, enhance well-being, and help manage challenges. Additionally, Arizona State University researchers will gather feedback from participants about their experience to continue to improve programs for early-stage memory loss.
What is Involved:
Participating in this program involves:
Meeting others with early-stage memory loss and their care partners
Attending six group sessions (2.5 hours each) to learn strategies to help handle new situations, reduce stress, improve mood, communicate better with each other, and plan for the future
One 90-minute individualized, in-home session to address specific issues that may be unique to your situation
Five 2-hour confidential, in-home interviews that involve questions about your background, mood, and quality of life
Each participant will receive up to $95 for completing all follow-up interviews, or $20-25 for each interview completed.