When we are advocating for caregivers, it is important to have research to back up our arguments. Caregivers Alberta partners with researchers across Canada to gain a better understanding of the issues caregivers face and how they can be better supported. By participating in research, you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.

Here are current opportunities to participate in research:

Transition Support for Caregivers of Someone with Dementia

If you are a caregiver of a person with Alzheimer Disease or related dementia and 2 or more chronic conditions- we need your help. The University of Alberta is conducting a large scale study to find the best way to support caregivers as they experience significant changes- we just need input from you, the caregivers.

What we’ll ask of you: you will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 different ways of supporting family caregivers. You will then be asked to answer questions about yourself over the phone at 1, 3 and 6 months. For more information or to participate, please contact Dr. Wendy Duggleby at the University of Alberta toll-free at 1-877-692-5909 or email livingwithhope@nurs.ualberta.ca.