Exergame for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's/Dementia

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Northeastern University

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We are seeking caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias to test a garden-themed Android smartphone game. The game is designed to encourage exercise and social connections with other caregivers. This study is a joint project between Northeastern University and Brandeis University.

Participants must:
-Be 18 years or older
-Be a caregiver who spends a significant amount of time with a family member, partner, or friend with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia.
-Be able to walk for at least 20 minutes at a time
-Have regular access to an Android smartphone with Internet access
-Be comfortable wearing a fitness tracker for the duration of the study
-NOT have a recent (within the past 6 months) cardiovascular event or fall.
-Must be located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or New York City

***All participants will be given a fitness tracker to keep after the study, a value of over $100! Participants will receive $5 Amazon Gift card each week upon completion of each weekly questionnaire. Participants can receive up to a $30 of Amazon Gift card upon completion of weekly questionnaire. In addition, all study sessions will be held at a location convenient to participants within the above regions.

If you are interested in the study, please click on the following link to sign up and we will get back to you soon!

https://neu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54KvIqaqmuVXect

You can also find more information in our website:
http://wellness.ccs.neu.edu/research/digital-support-for-alzheimers-disease-caregivers/

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

State of MA, NH, CT, RI, and New York CityBoston, MA 02115

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • session 1 will be about 2 hours, session 2 will be about 15 minutes, session 3 will be about 60-90 minutes.
  • Fill out a 5 minute weekly survey, play 15-30 minutes of exergame atleast every other day for 6 weeks. Wear Fitbit for 7 weeks.

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