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Daily Medication Decisions by Dementia Family Caregivers




The purpose of this research is to better understand the strategies caregivers use to address their loved one’s complex behavioral symptoms. This study will allow us to better support family caregivers and create better care plans to manage symptoms some persons living with dementia experience.

How do you participate?

We are enrolling both persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers - who live in Houston and surrounding areas. 

For caregivers: We will ask you to complete a survey that helps us get to know you, your loved one, and your daily life. Then, we will ask you to complete short diary surveys about your loved one’s behavioral symptoms and the strategies you use to manage them. These surveys will also ask about how much help you have and the things that happen in your daily life. These diary surveys will be completed daily for 31 days. 

For persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: We will ask for your permission to access your medical records to learn about your diagnosis and other medical conditions you have. 

If you have questions, contact the research study team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 

Call Vicki Winstead at 713-500-2123 or email us at and mention Daily Medication Decisions.


All participants will be compensated for their time.