Hormones & Behavior Study

Researchers at Stony Brook University are partnering with individuals who have a loved one with memory problems to learn more about their daily experiences. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

caring for a loved one with memory problems

fluent in english

45 Years and Older

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Long Island, NY

Study Background

In this study, we aim to learn more about the daily experiences of people caring for loved ones with memory problems. We want to find out how those experiences affect your wellbeing and immune system.

Your participation in this study may help future researchers design better ways to protect caregivers’ health. Advance research today and join our compensated study!


Additional Information

The overall purpose of this study is to learn about the experiences of informal caregivers (usually a spouse or family member who is unpaid) for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias, as well as to learn how caregiving experiences influence the immune system. This information can be used to design ways for caregivers to feel better and more effectively protect their health and quality of life.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • 45 years and older
  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Caring for a person with memory problems & helping them with daily tasks
  • No cognitive impairment
  • Able to complete interviews
  • No major endocrine diseases
  • Not receiving hormone replacement therapy

There will be a total of 3 study sessions, spaced 6 months apart, in which eligible participants can choose to come to the University or schedule a home-visit with a trained study staff member.

Each session will be about 1 hour long. Participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, give a blood sample, and will be given instructions on how to fill out a pen and paper diary about some of their daily activities and experiences.

Compensation is provided up to $350 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.