Chinese American Family Caregivers for Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

My name is Michele Woo, and I am a doctoral student in the California School of Professional Psychology program at Alliant International University (San Francisco campus). I am currently working on my dissertation and interested in recruiting Chinese American caregivers in the SF Bay Area to participate in my research study.

My dissertation will explore the lived experiences of Chinese American caregivers who care for a family member with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine Chinese American caregiver stress and coping strategies and how cultural values and attitudes towards traditional values affect that experience. This study is under the supervision of my dissertation chair, Amber J. Landers, PhD.

In order to participate in this study, individuals need to meet the following criteria:

Participants must

  • Self-identify as a Chinese American
  • Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Must be 21 years and older
  • Speak and understand English
  • Must have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
  • Providing care for a family member with Alzheimer’s or other dementia for approximately 6 months or more

The participation will include a phone-screening, obtaining consent, interviewing lasting approximately 60-90 minutes. Your participation in this study will benefit this specific area of research and facilitate a better understanding of the cultural influences and attitudes towards those cultural values that are important when addressing caregiver stress and coping strategies in the Chinese Americans community.

Contact: Michele Woo
Phone: (415) 273 9822
Email: mwoo@alliant.edu