You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are a care partner of a person living with dementia and reside together in the same home in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
Making Engagement Meaningful through Organized Routine Interaction (MEMORI) Corps
The goal of the MEMORI Corps intervention research study is to find out if providing personalized, virtual companion-guided service by trained senior volunteers can help people living with dementia living at home and support their care partner(s).
Who may join?
We are recruiting two groups of participants: 1) People living with dementia and their care partner(s) who reside together in the same home in Baltimore City or Baltimore County; and 2) Healthy volunteers 55 years of age and older to serve as companions.
Care Partners and People Living with Dementia
You may be eligible to participate in this study as a volunteer if you are 55 years of age or older and willing to serve as a virtual companion from the comfort of your own home.
What happens in this study?
Free assessments of interests and well-being.
May meet with a friendly volunteer companion through your television for 12 weeks (5 hours/week).
Daily access to engaging physical and social activities.
Gift cards for $25 for each participant after each completed assessment.
Stipend of $200 per month for volunteers while actively serving.
Contact the MEMORI Corps Research Team
About MEMORI Corps Research
The project described in supported by Grant Number R01AG058586 from the National Institute on Aging.
Principal Investigator: Quincy Miles Samus, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Protocol Title: MEMORI Corps: A novel activity-based companion care program to benefit community-living persons with dementia, their families and senior volunteers
Application No.: IRB00197899.