New NIA-Funded Research Opportunity

Looking for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco and Northwestern University (Chicago) are testing a program for caregivers of people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and probable Alzheimer's. The program, titled LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers) and funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is designed to increase levels of positive emotion, which in turn can help lower stress and support ways of coping with the stresses of caregiving.

To be eligible:

 - Participants must be the primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or probable Alzheimer's
 - Must be English-speaking
 - Must have access to Wi-Fi Internet as the program is conducted online — a tablet computer will be supplied by the study

To read more about the study, visit