Here’s a great way to participate in National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month!
If you are one of the 15 million caregivers looking after a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, your input is crucial to the success of the Caregivers’ Health-eBrain Study! Please join Meryl Comer, advocate, journalist, author, and caregiver, as a participant in this important online study.
Just 30 minutes of your time will help scientists understand how the caregiving lifestyle impacts brain performance. And you can complete the questions right from your home computer!
You may be reading this and thinking, “I’m not caring for my parent/spouse/loved one 24×7 at home. I just oversee her care and help out with things. I’m not really a caregiver.”
I get that line of thinking. There was a time when I thought being a caregiver meant caring for a loved one at home, period. However, the definition is much broader than that.
You’re a caregiver if:
- You’re a son or daughter supporting a parent with memory problems. They might live three doors down or in another state, but regardless, you are a caregiver.
- You missed your daughter’s school play because you were called into action to handle a crisis with your loved one. You are a caregiver.
- You’ve had to take time off work to drive a parent to doctor’s appointments or run home to handle a crisis. You are a caregiver.
- On Sunday afternoon, you can be found at Mom’s house setting up her meds for the coming week. You are a caregiver.
- You’re sandwiched right between the children you’re still raising and the parent who needs your support on a regular basis. You are a caregiver.
- You spend your lunch hour on the phone making medical appointments and dealing with insurance companies. You are a caregiver.
- You couldn’t get away for your usual summer vacation this year. Who would look after Mom while you were away, and what if there was an emergency? You are a caregiver.
- You coordinate in home assistance or oversee the care provided to your loved one in a care facility. You are a caregiver.
- You can often be found at your loved one’s house helping with household tasks like cooking, cleaning, yard maintenance, caring for pets, or shopping. You are a caregiver.
If any of these sound familiar, we hope you’ll take just 30 minutes to participate in the Caregivers’ Health-eBrain Study and share the link with others.
To begin click here –> https://www.health-ebrainstudy.org