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Characterizing Risk Factors for Burden in Caregivers to Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia

 We are looking for individuals who are 50 years and older that are currently serving as an unpaid, family caregiver to an individual with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease or Frontotemporal Dementia. The study will involve one virtual visit for 90 minutes and will be conducted over the internet. Compensation for study participation is available. The experiment involves completing online questionnaires/interview and computer tasks. To be eligible for the study, you must be 50 years of age or older and currently serving as an unpaid family caregiver to an individual who is 40 years of age or older with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Frontotemporal Dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease, for 5 hours a week or more, for at least 6 months. In addition, to be eligible you should have comprehension of written and spoken English, and have completed a minimum of two years of high school or higher. You are not eligible for the study if you have a diagnosis of a neurological or psychiatric disease (e.g., stroke), history of drug abuse, vision, hearing, cognitive, or motor difficulties, or if you are currently pregnant. We are actively recruiting caregivers for this project from the Midwest states.  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 at Omaha or by email at (ABELabUNO@gmail.com).