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Study Info:
This is an NIA-funded study of a nationwide, online program focused on caregiver well-being. Researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, San Francisco are conducting an evaluation on the intervention, titled Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers (LEAF). It includes six positive emotion skill-building sessions delivered either one-on-one via Zoom videoconferencing with a trained LEAF facilitator or via a self-guided platform online. Participants will be supplied with tablet computers, so caregivers can take part from anywhere in the USA.

Participant commitment:

  • (6) hour long positive emotion-based skill-building sessions, delivered over 6 weeks.
    • Participants will be assigned to access the 6 sessions via a self-guided platform online or via Zoom videoconferencing with one of the trained LEAF facilitators.
  • Nightly home practice and online emotion check-ins.
  • A tablet will be provided by the study.  Participants are invited to keep the tablet at the end of the study.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18 or older
  • Identify as the primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Have consistent access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection for your weekly sessions
  • Must be English speaking

Here is the direct link from the flyer:  LEAF: Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers | LEAF: Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers (

Pre-Screening Survey: **If participant is eligible, a study coordinator will reach out to them.

Deidra Shubert, MS, BCBA (she/her)
Director of Education and Outreach
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.
Office: 321-253-4430 ext 104
Call/Text: 321-432-6993
Fax: 321-253-1993