George Mason University Department of Social Work invites care partners caring for a loved one with dementia in the home to participate in Mason CARES, a research study assessing the effect of an evidenced-based virtual education program on care partner stress-management. This program serves to reduce care partner stress/ burden and increase care partner well-being.
Care Partner Study
Join a virtual community of individuals with this shared experience!
Care partners in our research study will enroll in a virtual community of practice, receiving support from the George Mason University Mason CARES team through the 9-week evidence-based Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers™, with a community of other care partners. Each SBP session is 90 minutes long. Upon completion of the SBP, you will be asked to participate in an additional 4-week intervention. Time commitment will be no more than 30 minutes per session during this 4-week session. We will collect information regarding stress and well-being before, during, and after the study ends.
All participating care partners who are enrolled in at least 75% of the study will receive:
- Materials for the SBP including access to the recordings and equipment
- Access to the Music & Memory® training program, a program that improves the quality of life of persons living with dementia by using personalized music to access long-held joyful memories and positive emotions, and needed equipment including:
- An MP3 player, headphones, iTunes gift card, and assistance building a personalized playlist.
- $50 for completing the study
Joining the Study
The earliest start date for this program will begin mid-January with a second session beginning around mid-March.
For more information on this program, please visit our website: gerontology.socialwork.gmu.edu/masoncares.
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For More Information
For additional questions and/ or to register for the Mason CARES program, please contact the Mason CARES team: firstname.lastname@example.org • 571-492-4188