UofL School of Nursing Caregivers Program of Research

Helping Those Who Help Others

Helping - Volunteer Caregivers ProgramEach year, thousands of men and women have the job of taking care of an older adult either by individual choice or as the result of deep love and compassion. The task of caring for a senior can often be a difficult, stressful, and isolating experience. The task is compounded when an elderly person suffers from irreversible memory loss (dementia) that can be caused by Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

The UofL Nursing Caregivers Program of Research is a dementia-specific, caregiver- focused program established to provide support services to caregivers and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Please read a selected bibliography [PDF] of Dr. Karen Robinson's research related to the Caregiver's Program.

A Legacy of Compassion

Since 1992, the UofL Nursing Caregivers Program of Research has provided a free support system to families of persons with dementia. University of Louisville School of Nursing Professor, Dr. Karen Robinson created this program, based on her research and practice with persons with dementia and their caregivers. This research indicates that an organized support system makes a difference in the quality of life for the care giver and the impaired family member. As a caregiver enrolled in the program, not only will you benefit from research-based education, but your care giving experience will be part of Dr. Robinson’s ongoing research to help future caregivers.

How the Program Works

Our service includes:

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Education
  • Information
  • Support
  • Follow-up

Free, Personalized Assistance for Caregivers: Every Step of the Way

It is important for families and caregivers not to wait until a crisis develops when they are desperate for assistance. In order to participate in the free program, a physician must have diagnosed the person as having a disease causing irreversible memory loss. There is no charge for the support services. People of all income levels are welcome.

Caregiver Self-Care Study

Are you caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia?  If yes, you are invited to participate in a study by researchers of the University of Louisville School of Nursing.

The purpose of the study is to examine how unpaid family caregivers manage their own health concerns. Participants have to be primary/main family caregiver, over 21 years of age, providing care for more than 1 year to a person with a medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia and is still living at home.

Contact Us

To learn more or to find out how to get involved in the program call 502-852-2273 or email Mary L. Corbett RN, BSN

UofL School of  Nursing Caregivers Program of Research (CPR)
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-2273 (CARE)
FAX: (502) 852-8783