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Staying Safe in Dementia Study- Learn more about a University of Colorado national online research study

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The population of community-dwelling people with dementia is growing in the United States. About 5.8 million Americans – roughly 10% of all adults aged 65 years or older – are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Caring for someone with dementia can be hard. There are physical, emotional, financial, and life-style changes to face. Making a plan about what to do about firearms in the home can be difficult. An estimated 33-60% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have a firearm in the home, and 38% of their caregivers identify firearms as an issue to address.

In collaboration with caregivers, dementia and firearm organizations, and other experts, a team at the University of Colorado is studying the effectiveness of an online educational resource. This free online educational resource can help caregivers (family members or friends) of persons living with dementia clarify values and make decisions about firearms access, driving, or take steps to improve safety at home, and then commit to implementing their preferred option.

Join the Safe at Home research study to get access to valuable resources for friends or family members of someone with dementia, help research that supports dementia caregivers, and receive up to $180. To learn more, and to see if you are eligible, visit: https://www.dementiasafety.org/safe-at-home-aging-english/

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