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A Daily Self-Regulation Intervention for Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and their Spouses

Funded by: 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Award Period: 

September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025

An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer?s disease, most of whom receive care from a close family member. Spousal caregivers often experience emotional burden and relationship distress, negatively affecting both partners? quality of life. This research will adapt a reliable, effective, and easy-to-use psychosocial intervention that teaches spousal dyads in the context of early Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to use daily self-regulation skills to improve or maintain their own and their relational well-being. Learn more here.

Principal Investigator: 

Holly Laws