A Study to Evaluate Intentional Technology Pairing for Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Types of Dementia


About this study

The purpose of this study is to facilitate focus groups to assess/identify important qualities and characteristics that dementia caregivers are looking for in a supportive person, and to design a prototype website for matching current and former caregivers.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The participant must have a family member that has been diagnosed with one of the following forms of dementia:
    • Parkinson’s/Lewy body dementia;
    • Any frontotemporal lobar degeneration dementia; or
    • Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • The participant must identify as a care partner or caregiver who has contact with their loved one with dementia, in person or by phone, and provides social/emotional support and full or partial assistance with daily activities at least 3 days per week.
  • The participant must have been caring for their loved one with dementia for at least 3 months.
  • All participants must have access to a computer and be able to use the internet.
  • All participants must be English speaking.
  • All participants must agree to participate in 2 focus groups and to contact throughout the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Caregiver’s loved one does not have a confirmed diagnosis of dementia.
  • Caregiver is unable to provide consent.
  • Caregiver was or has been in that role for less than 3 months.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Julie Fields, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

(507) 284-1324

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