Results Summary and Professional Abstract
Caregivers’ Roles in Research Projects
A PCORnet partner network wants to empower caregivers by engaging them to collect data that may improve outcomes for themselves and patients.
The Role of the Caregiver
Because Alzheimer’s takes away patients’ ability to report on their own health, a PCORnet network is gathering information from both patients and their caregivers.
Alzheimer's Effects on Families
Because research studies have found that caregiving can compromise health, a PCORnet project wants to study how caregivers take care of themselves.
Early Observation in Alzheimer’s
Patients and caregivers are usually the people who pick up the earliest signs of disease, and their observations can greatly impact interventions and outcomes.
^Glenn E. Smith, PhD, was the original principal investigator for this project.