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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Does your partner have early stage dementia?
Stress Reduction Study for Partners of Early Stage Dementia
If you are married or in a committed relationship, are at least 60 years old, and you live with a partner who has early stage dementia, you may be eligible to participate in a study geared towards lowering daily stress and supporting you in your relationship. Participation involves three short home visits. During the visits, we will teach you a stress reduction technique and ask you and your partner to complete a brief survey.Compensation up to $200 per couple.
To learn more or to see if you are eligible to participate, please email Joan Monin or call (203) 785-2895.