The NYU Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI), an evidence-based program for spouse caregivers and their family members, has many proven benefits when offered in person. We are now conducting a randomized controlled trial, funded by the National Institute on Aging, to test the benefits of the NYUCI when delivered via video teleconferencing
Eligibility criteria for families
The NYU Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) provides counseling and support to caregivers and their families. This program, studied for many years at NYU, has many proven benefits when offered in person, and is now being evaluated to determine its effectiveness online.
If you are living with your spouse or partner with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia and have at least one family member who could participate via video teleconferencing, you may be eligible for this study.
What is the process?
Completing a short online instructional program about how to use the video teleconferencing program:
• Being contacted by a licensed provider of the NYUCI
• Completing an intake evaluation to help us better understand your situation
• Being randomly assigned to receive either the NYUCI, via video teleconferencing, or help and support as needed over the telephone
• Completing follow-up evaluations 4, 8, and 12 months after you enroll in the study so we can find out how your situation has changed
• Willingness to participate in an online focus group to discuss your experience in the study.