Participants needed for dementia caregiving research study

Researchers from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Indiana University, to design a technology-based intervention to support care partners who manage medication tasks for people with dementia, and they’re looking for people to sign up for a research study. This is a worthy effort that the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is proud to support.



The purpose of the study is to determine the needs of care partners who manage medications for people with dementia. This project is titled “Helping the helpers: User-centered technology to aid caregiver management of medications for people with ADRD” and is directed by Dr. Nicole Werner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr. Richard Holden at Indiana University.


The study requires you to participate in an enrollment visit, one week of sending the study team daily updates about medication management activities, and an hour-long interview. If you agree to participate, you will be compensated $50.


To be eligible for this study, you need to:

● Be the primary caregiver for a person with dementia

● Live with or near the person with dementia

● Currently managing medications for the person with dementia

● Be over the age of 18

● Speak and read English

● Have daily access to a cell phone during the one-week study period


If you are interested in participating or to learn more, please contact Dr. Werner at 608-890-2578 or email at wernerlab@engr.wisc.edu. Your call will not obligate you to take part in the caregiving study. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you can change your mind at any time.