Brain Training to Promote Health in Family Dementia CaregiversResearch Question:
Can certain brain training activities promote cognitive, emotional, and physical health
in dementia caregivers age 55-85?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester
The purpose of the study is to determine whether two types of in-home “brain-training”
programs may have beneficial health effects, including reduced stress and improved
immune health, for individuals caring for a loved one (spouse, parent, friend, etc)
who has dementia.
Participation involves completing one of our brain training programs with the use
of a computer at home a few times a week (when convenient for you), over eight weeks.
Experience or skill with computers is not necessary. If you do not own a computer,
one may be provided for you to use during the program period.
Study Web URL: https://research.son.rochester.edu/dementia-caregiving/
Study Reference #: STUDY0001991
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Study Contact InformationStudy Coordinator: Jeff Swan
Phone: (585) 275-6835
Additional Study Details
In addition to the 8-week program done at home, procedures include flexibly scheduled
study visits (parking validation is provided). Study visits occur before and after
your brain training program, and include questions about your general health and well-being,
and what caregiving has been like for you. Visits may also include measures of cognitive
health, heart activity (EKG), and a blood draw.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, new safety precautions include pre-visit symptom
screening, social distancing, and use of PPE such as masks.
For participating, subjects will receive up to $400 for completion of the study. For
more information, please call (585) 275-6835, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or complete the “Contact This Study” section of this webpage.
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