Learning Skills Together- Virtual


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

This study is looking for participants who:

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Are a family member who provides assistance to an individual living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia who has received a diagnosis from a physician
  • Is not paid to provide care
  • Can commit to attending at least 5 of the 6 discussion sessions
  • Has reliable access to the internet and email and be able to attend sessions using the Zoom videoconferencing platform

About the Study:

The Learning Skills Together study is a Zoom-delivered complex care training for family caregivers to persons living with dementia.

Study participants may be randomly assigned to participate in the intervention or control condition. Both programs last for 6 weeks and can be completed by Zoom. Participants for either program will receive a copy of the workbook for the other program at the end of the study.


The purpose of this research is to test a program designed to improve caregiver mental health. The researchers hope to learn whether participation in a 6-part psychoeducational intervention focused on complex care and delivered by Zoom can improve caregiver mental health, as compared to participation in an active control group program.

What is Involved:

During this study, participants will be asked to participate in one of two 6-part education programs designed for family caregivers to persons living with dementia. One program is the Learning Skills Together program, which focuses on complex care tasks. The second program is the Caregiver Healthy Living program, which focuses on healthy living for family caregivers. 

Both programs will primarily be delivered to a small group of caregivers over Zoom once per week for six weeks for 1.5 hours each. Participants may also be asked to complete post-session “take-home” activities.

As a part of study participation, participants will also be asked to complete 4 surveys about caregiving situations and aspects of mental health. Surveys will also be completed by Zoom with a study team member and may be recorded.

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