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UC Davis Research Focuses on Technology to Advance Independent Aging and Caregiving from a Distance

Are you an individual 60 years and older with mild to moderate memory or thinking difficulties or a family member/friend who provides care or assistance from a distance?

If yes, you may be eligible to participate in one (or two) studies conducted by Dr. Alyssa Weakley at the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Study 1 aims to evaluate the benefit of a new collaborative online tool called Interactive-Care to improve daily functioning and remote caregiving.
In Study 1, participants will receive training on how to use Interactive-Care in a 3-4 week course in their home or online. Following training, participants will continue to use the system for an additional 2-3 months. Participants will also be asked to complete questionnaires. Participants will receive a computer, Apple Watch, and unobtrusive sensors to track daily behavior to use during the study. If you like using the online tool, you may continue to use it for free.
Study 2 aims to understand participants’ engagement with technology and how to integrate technology that improves completion of activities and goals into their daily lives.
In Study 2, participants will take part in a 90 minute in-person or virtual focus group discussion regarding technology use in everyday life.
For both studies, participants will receive gift cards as compensation for their time.

For more information contact Dr. Alyssa Weakley at aweakley@ucdavis.edu or (916)734-6452.