Study Launches for Online Tool Advising Dementia Care Partners

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The WeCareAdvisor is a research study funded by the National Institute on Aging. The study is evaluating whether the use of an online tool (the WeCareAdvisor) can provide caregivers with helpful strategies to manage dementia-related behavioral and psychological symptoms that, in turn, reduce stress and enhance confidence. The WeCareAdvisor walks caregivers through an easy-to-use step-by-step approach to understand why dementia-related behavioral and psychological symptoms (such as agitation, restlessness, irritability, repeated questions, or other behaviors) occur and provides strategies that are customized to the family’s situation to help manage such behaviors.

This research is led by Dr. Laura N. Gitlin of Drexel University and Dr. Helen C. Kales of University of California, Davis, and their research teams.

>> Read about the study and how you can participate.