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Welcome to the Social Gerontology and Health Lab!

Partner disability and suffering affect older adult caregivers’ psychological and physical health; but how can support and interpersonal emotion regulation processes protect caregivers and their partners?

Our goal is to answer this research question, seek ways to minimize the negative consequences of caregiving, and improve the quality of life and health of caregivers and their partners. To achieve this, the Yale Social Gerontology and Health lab implements cutting edge mixed-methods approaches such as psychophysiological, behavioral, genetic, and linguistic analyses.

Minimizing the negative health effects of caregiving is a growing public health issue, given that the 65+ age group is expected to double to 70 million in 2030. The Yale Social Gerontology and Health lab’s research aims to address the mental and physical health needs of older adult caregivers and their care-recipients.

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Current Studies

Families Coping Together with Alzheimer’s Disease Study (FACT-AD)

Does Your Mom or Dad Have Memory Loss?

If you are at least 18 years old, and you have a parent that is at least 55 years old and has early stage dementia, you may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study to understand your experience coping with dementia together. Participation involves one 2-hour interview session and one 2-hour interactive session with you and your parent completing tasks together now and one year later. Interview and interaction sessions can be over the phone, by mail, or on the computer. Compensation up to $600 for completing all sessions. To learn more or to see if you are eligible to participate, please email Kathleen Williams or call (203) 641-5373. HSC#200024219

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Estudio de familias sobrellevando la enfermedad de Alzheimer juntas (FACT-AD)

Si tiene al menos 18 años y tiene un padre que tiene al menos 60 años y perdida de memoria, usted y su padre pueden ser elegibles para participar en un estudio gratuito y con idencial para comprender su experiencia sobrellevar la pérdida de memoria juntos. Su participación y la de su hijo/a consistirá de dos sesiones de dos horas cada una. En la primera sesión, usted y su hijo/a serán entrevistados por un/a asistente, mientras que en la segunda, realizarán diferentes actividades en conjunto. Luego de un año, estas dos sesiones se realizarán nuevamente. Su participación en este estudio puede realizarse por teléfono, correo, o en la computadora. Compensación de hasta $600 por completar todas las sesiones y estacionamiento gratuito.

Para obtener más información o saber si es elegible para participar, comuníquese con Kathleen Williams al (203) 641-5373 o envíele un correo electrónico a kathleen.williams@yale.edu

HIC #200024219

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