Adult caregivers wanted for research study | Local News

The Aging Brain and Emotion Lab at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is looking for people aged 50 and older for a study.

To be eligible, these individuals must now serve as an unpaid caregiver to someone age 40 or older with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia.

The study participant must serve as a caregiver to this individual for five hours per week or more for at least six months.

Compensation for participation in the study is available.

The study will include a one-hour virtual tour and will take place over the Internet. The experience consists of completing online questionnaires/interviews and computer tasks.

In addition to being 50 years of age or older, the carer must also have an understanding of written and spoken English and have completed at least two years of secondary school or more.

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Caregivers are not eligible for the study if they have a diagnosis of neurological or psychiatric illness (such as stroke), a history of substance abuse, visual, auditory, cognitive or motor difficulties, or if they are currently pregnant.

For more information about the study, please contact: Naomi Adjei at the Aging Brain and Emotion Lab (402-554-5961) in the Department of Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Omaha or by email at ([email protected] .com).

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