Aim 1. Develop and evaluate a research participation process that actively engages caregivers of Latino dementia patients with NPS in the development of a culturally tailored decision-making intervention.
Aim 2. Identify key themes in the experiences of caregivers of Latino dementia patients that may be used to develop a culturally tailored decision-making intervention.
The project is based on the premise that challenges in recruiting Latinos to participate in clinical research are similar to those posed in effective health communication, and that we can leverage theories and methods of communication science to increase participation of Latinos in clinical research. The goal of this project is to develop an effective mechanism for identifying and recruiting caregivers of aging Latinos into clinical research, in order to obtain data to design a culturally tailored intervention to assist caregivers in making decisions about treatment for their family member.