Patients and Caregiver Research

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of neurodegenerative disease is usually a new role.  Some people gradually take on the role of caregiver as their spouse or parent has increasing memory or thinking problems.  Others are thrust into the role.  Perhaps your mother died who was caring of your father.   Suddenly you become your father’s caregiver, a role for which you had no preparation.    

When you have a family member with Alzheimer’s or another neurodegenerative disease there are new skills to learn and new resources that will be needed.  It will be important to “plan for the future”.

The Tele-Savvy Program

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Caregiving is a new role and an "unexpected career".  Tele-Savvy is an on-line caregiving workshop in your own home designed to provide caregivers with knowledge, skills, & outlook to become more effective as caregivers.  Participants will receive an extensive Caregiver's Manual, view brief daily instructional videos on-line, participate in weekly on-line conferences with other participants & instructor and complete study questionnaires before and after the program.

For more information about this research study, please call Ken Hepburn, PhD at 404-712-9286 or email khepbur@emory.edu.