From time to time we will provide information here about research involvement or participation that we think may be of interest to carers. We will look at the quality and focus of research opportunities before posting them on our site, but we cannot be responsible for the conduct of these study opportunities. Researchers are welcome to email Research@dementiacarers.org.uk with a summary of their request to post information. Carers can then contact researchers directly to express their interest.

 

 

Are you a caregiver of someone with dementia?

 

Volunteers are needed for a survey about support groups for caregivers of people with dementia

 

We are interested in learning about the experiences of carers of people with dementia who have been attending a support group that has moved online because of COVID-19. We would like to know how the support group you’re a member of has adapted in recent months, and your preferences about online versus face-to-face support.

 

Taking part involves completing a questionnaire that should take about 10 minutes to complete, and your response will be kept anonymous. You can also volunteer to take part in an online interview about your experiences, but this is completely optional. The survey will close on April 30th 2021.

 

Your input would be very much appreciated.

 

For more information about the study, please visit:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/hscience/apc/digitalprimarycare/caregiversatisfaction/recruitment

 

If you have any further questions about this questionnaire or would like to request a postal version of the questionnaire, please email bethany.mcloughlin@warwick.ac.uk.

 

 

If you support a relative or friend who lives with dementia, you may be able to help.

Researchers at King’s College London university are doing research about short stays in care homes (known as residential respite) for people living with dementia. We want to hear about the arrangements, expectations and experiences. What do people get out of them, and why do some people decide it is not for them? We would value your help so we can better understand what works well and what could be better.

We would talk to you via phone or Zoom/Skype and offer you £10 to thank you for your time. Please email Laura Cole, if you would like more information or might want to take part: Laura.cole@kcl.ac.uk

 

 

 

  • Are you currently, or have been previously, a carer for someone with dementia?
  • Do you have experience in using Twitter?

 

If so, please consider participating in an interview to help us understand your opinions and perceptions towards dementia related information on Twitter.

This study is undertaken by a PhD student from University of Strathclyde

 

You will receive a £20 e-gift voucher from Amazon after completing the interview, as a reward for your participation.

 

Twitter is accessed by a large number of users who share tweets related to dementia. The ability to spread information quickly, as compared to traditional media, may pose novel challenges for people with dementia and their carers, when it comes to evaluating the quality of content. Understanding how people perceive and judge the information is essential, in order to develop interventions to assess the credibility of dementia information on social media.

 

For more information about the study, please visit:

https://strathsci.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRuiefPuf7ll0Pj

 

If you are interested in participating in the study, kindly provide your contact details to receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, with the interview date and time, as well as Zoom link with a password. https://strathsci.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRuiefPuf7ll0Pj

If you have any questions, please email me at:   fatimah.alhayan@strath.ac.uk

 

 

Caregiver Survey COVID-19

 

Dear all,

As we all know, COVID19 has been spreading across the world. This may be an especially difficult time for carers/caregivers, that is, those of us who help their family members or friends in managing some health condition.

 

My team and I at Stanford are conducting an anonymous, online, international survey to understand what it is like to be a caregiver managing any health condition in these uncertain times. We are hoping to use this information to learn what it is like to manage caregiving on top of the pressures of the pandemic, and to develop ways to better support caregivers.

 

Please help us out by completing the survey if you are a carer, and getting the word out.

 

Here is the link to the survey.

Do not hesitate to contact me for further questions and clarifications.

Thank you, and stay well,

 

Ranak Trivedi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University

ranakt@stanford.edu