Alyssa Lanzi discussed the critical role of caregivers in clinical research and how they can be more engaged throughout the research process and care continuum. She also presented on the Engagement Award, "BRIDGE: Building Research Initiatives by Developing Group Effort", which brought caregivers together with researchers, clinicians, and patients to prioritize research for enhancing the lives of people with Aphasia. Results of those trials could be used to improve the educational resources provided to caregivers involved in clinical trials and inform future research.
Presenter: Alyssa Lanzi PhD, CCC-SLP
Keywords: Caregivers, Research Engagement, Caregiver Advocacy, BRIDGE