By participating in research, you have the opportunity to influence the supports that are developed for caregivers.

How has COVID-19 affected Alberta family caregivers?

Dr. Jasneet Parmar and her research team from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary are conducting a research study to determine how the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted family caregivers in Alberta.

In the United Kingdom, the pandemic has increased family caregivers work by 10 hours per week.

They would like to explore if the COVID-19 protocols have had a similar impact on family caregivers in Alberta and hopefully identify areas where we can learn from this experience and better inform pandemic planning in the future.

We invite you to complete this short survey about your experience in the COVID-19 pandemic. It should take about 20 minutes to complete!

Western University Caregiving Survey

Western University is looking for volunteers to take part in a study of family and friend caregiver’s use of digital technology to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia related diseases. To participate in the study, individuals must be:

  • A family/friend caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia related disease
  • Provide a minimum of 4 hours of caregiving per week
  • 18 years of age or older

Complete the survey.

Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia

In this research conducted by Dr. Wendy Duggleby & Dr. Hannah O’Rourke, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. They want to find out the best way to support caregivers as they experience significant changes. They want to increase caregivers hope, quality of life and ability to deal with adverse situations. The overall goal of this research is to help caregivers like you.

Who can participate? Persons who are actively providing care to a friend or family member who is an older person with dementia residing in a long term care facility are invited to participate in this study.

To participate: Call Hannah O’Rourke toll-free at 1-877-692-5909 or email