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

If you are a family caregiver of an older person living with dementia in a long term care facility, we want to help. The University of Alberta is conducting a study to find out the best way to support family caregivers as they experience significant changes.

We are looking for participants who are family caregivers, aged 18 and older, caring for a family member or friend, aged 65 and older, who has dementia and is living in long term care. As a participant, you will be randomly selected into one of two ways of supporting caregivers and be asked to answer questions by phone at 3 different time points. You will be compensated with a $20 coffee gift card for your time.

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