Professional Research Registry

Caregiving research study seeks families

Do you provide help to an older family member?  Or, are you an older adult who needs some help from family members?  If so, you’re part of a caregiving family.

Providing and accepting help can be tough in the best of times, but it’s even more challenging now. Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University is looking for caregiving families to help test an online communication and care coordination resource designed to help families talk and make decisions about caregiving. 

Free dementia care technology research program for 'Presence Caregiver'

Presence Caregiver learns daily activity patterns and can warn caregivers, family members and friends about incidents of concern with text alerts of potential hazards including falls, water leaks and wandering.

The system is designed to work without making significant demands on a caregivers' time and energy, and doesn't use video cameras to preserve privacy.

Online Dementia Family Caregiver Study

Recruitment is ongoing for the Chronic Grief Management Intervention-An Online Video Group (CGMI-V), a clinical trial funded by the National Institute on Aging. CGMI-V aims to help caregivers after placing a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in long-term care.  


For more information, please call Dr. Paun (PI) at 312-942-6996 or email [email protected]


Residents, family members and professionals needed for assisted living research interviews

Engage: Tools for Residents and Families in Assisted Living

Do you live, work, or are close to someone living in assisted living? The UNC Engage study wants to hear about your experience.

You may be able to participate in a confidential 30-minute phone interview about common care issues, safety concerns and how residents and families get involved in assisted living care. Compensation is provided.