Are you a caregiver to someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia? Join our study!
Our research group is conducting surveys and focus groups with caregivers living in Northern Arizona. Participants will receive a gift card. Once the study is complete, participants will receive a personalized map of health and support resources in their area. Contact us today for more information and to see if you are eligible to participate!
Take our online survey (tome la encuesta en inglés o español)! This survey is for unpaid caregivers to loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Please contact Rachel Bacon at 928-523-5794 or Rachel.Bacon@nau.edu if you have questions about participating in an interview or focus group, to request a paper version of the survey or ask general questions.
Are you not a caregiver, but still want to help? Share this website with your friends! You can also download and share our study flyer with others.
What is this study about?
This is a one-year study that identifies the unique needs and assets of caregivers to persons with Alzheimer’s and similar brain conditions living in Northern Arizona. We are also interested in the health of caregivers in our area, and the resources they use and still need to maintain their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We want programs that provide support to caregivers to recognize the unique needs and assets of these populations in Northern Arizona. Results from this project will be used to inform culture-based programs for Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and rural caregivers.
Our study will combine findings from the focus groups and surveys of caregivers, with interviews of policymakers and providers. We will also produce a report on the healthcare and social support resources that are available to caregivers in Northern Arizona, and participants will receive personalized information about the resources close to them.
This study is being conducted by Drs. Julie Baldwin, Dorothy Dunn, Yolanda Garcia, Michael McCarthy and Heather Williamson, with the assistance of Rachel Bacon, project coordinator, and Morgan Hustead, graduate student.
Study name: A Multilevel Examination of Health Equity among Ethnic and Rural ADRD Caregivers Specific Aims.
Funding: The study is funded by NIMHD/NIH U54MD012388
IRB Project Number: 1404845-1
Morgan Lee-Regalado Hustead
The Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative is a grant-funded initiative of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University. SHERC is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54MD012388.