Care Partners Reaching Out – Adapted for Virtual Delivery


About this study

Hypothesis: Care-PRO, an evidence based caregiver support intervention for caregivers of those living with dementia, can be successfully implemented via video at Mayo Clinic    

Aims, purpose, or objectives:

In collaboration with our ASU colleagues, we aim to:

  1. Finalize a screening and interview protocol drawn from the NIH REACH trials and refined through the data collected in 2020 at ASU. 
  2. Train Mayo Clinic staff (Dr. Dona Locke, Neuropsychologist and Andrea Cuc, LCSW) in the standardized program
  3. After obtaining IRB approval, deliver the program (CarePRO Virtual) via video conference platform in a single-arm pre/post pilot feasibility and acceptability trial with 20 family caregivers affiliated with Mayo Clinic.
  4. Conduct appropriate mixed methods analyses to characterize the sample and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the trial.  
  5. Disseminate findings through presentations at national conferences such as the Gerontological Society of America and the American Psychological Association.


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:

Eligible Family Caregivers:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to participate in English.
  • Must be able to provide consent verbally and in writing (electronically or via mail).
  • Must currently provide or have provided care on an unpaid basis care to a family member or friend with progressive memory problems.
  • Must have provided care for that individual for at least 6 months or more.
  • Must live with the care recipient. If not living together, they must have primary responsibility for the care recipient as a family caregiver, providing care at a distance.
  • Must spend an average of 2 hours a day “on duty” or providing care for their care recipient

In order for Caregiver to be eligible, Care Recipient must also meet the following criteria:

  • Living during the emergency time period (i.e. pandemic, natural disaster, etc.).
  • 60+ years of age and have a serious chronic illness or progressive memory loss.
  • Live at home in the community with caregiver or in senior housing or in a care facility, but receive care at a distance from the family/friend caregiver.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Inability to participate via telephone or online video conferencing.
  • Individual is not the primary family caregiver, or the most responsible for making decisions.

Eligibility last updated 10/18/21. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.

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

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Dona Locke, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Deborah Brostrom B.S.

(480) 301-6688

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