Learning about Dementia caregiver's perspectives through an online survey - University research
My name is Stephen Czarnuch and I am a biomedical engineering PhD student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My research looks to develop intelligent assistive technology that help a person with dementia maintain independence and an improved quality of life for as long as possible, while also reducing the stress and burden on people like you who are responsible for general care. To make sure that the devices are actually useful, I think it's important to understand the relationship between caregiver and person with dementia; particularly the daily challenges faced by both.
Steve, I work with over 220 caregivers and I will pass this information onto them. Please realize that some caregivers may be interested, others may feel that that they are either too oversome with emotion or too busy with responsibility. Thanks for all you are doing to assist us. A recent American survey determined that over 1/3 of all American adults are caring for someone who is either elderly, has some type of physical or develpmental disability or some type of mental health issue. The numbers are staggering. cg33