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Dementia Caregiver Study

The Dementia Caregiver Study is an anonymous online survey for people living with and caring for a family member (or chosen family member) with dementia. The goal of this study is to learn how to make family caregiving easier, specifically when it comes to managing swallowing difficulties. Note: Caregivers are invited to participate whether or not their care recipient is experiencing any swallowing problems at this time.

To participate, you must:
· Be a caregiver for a family member (or chosen family member) with dementia
· Have been caregiving for at least 2 months
· Live at home with the care recipient
· Not be paid for the care provided

Participants will:
· Complete a 30-minute online survey of about 100 multiple choice questions
· Be asked questions relating to topics such as:
o how the caregiver feels about caregiving
o the medical condition of the care recipient with dementia
o the caregiver’s knowledge of swallowing difficulties and dementia

· $40 gift card

To learn more: Please contact us at eatinglab@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-7494.

This research project is an NIA-funded R21 titled “Influence of swallowing impairment on burden among caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.” The principal investigators are Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald (McMaster University) and Samantha Shune (University of Oregon).