Caregivers Alberta relies on high-quality research to inform how we support and empower caregivers. You can help be a part of this – by participating in research, you can help influence the future of caregiver support in our province.

Research Opportunities

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. Dr. Parmar and her team 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It should only take about 20 minutes to complete.

Western University Caregiving Survey

Western University is looking for volunteers to participate in a study about how caregivers 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 a dementia-related disease
  • Provide a minimum of four hours of caregiving per week
  • 18 years of age or older

Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia

If you are a family caregiver for an older person who’s 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, age 18 and older, caring for a family member or friend age 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. You’ll be asked to answer questions by phone in three different instances. 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