Dementia Caregivers Research Study

Researchers at the University of South Florida are partnering with individuals to test web-based behavioral sleep treatment in local dementia caregivers. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

Living with Someone with dementia

Experiencing Sleep Problems

ages 18+

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Tampa, FL

Study Background

The University of South Florida is looking for caregivers who live with someone with dementia and are experiencing sleep problems to take part in a study.

Our study is a randomized clinical trial that examines the impact of two behavioral sleep interventions on sleep and health in dementia caregivers as well as their impact on the sleep of the person with dementia. This project is funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Aging.

Further research today and join our compensated study!

Study ID: #004494

Additional Information

The goal of our study is to test web-based behavioral sleep treatment in local dementia caregivers. We would like to see how it impacts their sleep, and other health outcomes.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Living with a person with dementia
  • Age 18+
  • Experiencing sleep problems

Once you are enrolled, the study involves:

  • Participants will have a mix of in person visits and virtual ones. During the in person visits, our research staff will meet the caregiver at their home or at our lab at USF to minimize participant burden.
    • The first appointment will consist of a medical history review and completion of some tasks that are similar to games and puzzles. A small amount of blood and a hair sample will be taken during the second visit, followed by an introduction to the rest of the treatment during the third visit.
    • After that, participants will be randomized to one of our intervention groups, where they will complete 4 weeks of online trainings with a therapist moderator.
  • We will follow up with the participant after 6 and 12 months of completing the intervention.

Eligible participants will be compensated up to $650 spread over the course of 1 year.

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