Interview Study About Experiences with Dementia Diagnosis
The University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Miami are partnering to learn more about how clinicians, patients and caregivers discuss a diagnosis of dementia. They are seeking (1) individuals who have received a diagnosis of dementia in the past 2 years; (2) caregivers of individuals who have received a dementia diagnosis in the past 2 years; and (3) clinicians (any type) who give dementia diagnoses to patients to participate in a single telephone interview about their experiences. Patients, caregivers, and clinicians participate independently and interviews are not linked. Patients and caregivers do not need to both participate. Participants will be compensated $25 for their time.
The study, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, aims to understand the experiences of all involved in giving and receiving a dementia diagnosis. Interview data will inform development of best practices for discussing a new dementia diagnosis. Find out more about how to participate here: