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Caregiver Research

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of neurodegenerative disease is usually a new role.  Some people gradually take on the role of caregiver as their spouse or parent has increasing memory or thinking problems.  Others are thrust into the role.  Perhaps your mother died who was caring of your father.   Suddenly you become your father’s caregiver, a role for which you had no preparation.    

When you have a family member with Alzheimer’s or another neurodegenerative disease there are new skills to learn and new resources that will be needed.  It will be important to “plan for the future”.


Caregiver Opportunities for Optimizing Lifestyles: A Research Opportunity for African American Caregivers (COOL-AD)

Ken Hepburn, PhD
Emory University School of Nursing

Monica Parker, M.D.
Emory University School of Medicine

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This is a research study of methods to improve the health and well being of African American Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Join us to benefit African American Caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn strategies for caregiving to help decrease stress. Increase your knowledge and awareness of self care in your caregiving. Become a part of improving the lives of caregivers in the African American community by enrolling in this research study

For additional information about this research study call the study coordinator at 404-727-8481.