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Participants Wanted for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Study

If you’re reading this page it is assumed that you are either a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, or you know someone that is. That being said, if there were a research study that assessed cognitive data, to track caregiver health, would you participate?

There is in fact such a study, and here’s the clincher; the Health-e Brain project will only include individuals who wish to participate. As you can imagine, a voluntary group of people can just as easily opt out, so for this reason, researchers are requesting that interested parties carefully consider their decision to take part in the 12-week, online study.

Dr. Corinna Lathan, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Anthro Tronix, andSteve Sidel, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mindoula Health Inc., are teaming together to lead the research project. Participants will include both men and women, between the ages of 45 and 65 years of age. Researchers hope to enroll as many as 400 participants. The primary focus of the study is to “help scientists understand how the caregiving experience impacts brain performance”, by assessing cognitive vitality and mental health.[1]

There are a few requirements to be accepted into the study. For instance, participants must be current caregivers that have been providing care for at least a year.

The BrightFocus Foundation and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative support the Health-eBrain study. [2]

For more information or to join the survey, follow the link below.