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Welcome!  This project compares two different ways to deliver education and support to caregivers: an online training and a telephone support.  Our goal is to identify a convenient way for busy caregivers to obtain information and support. Caregivers assigned to the online training will receive written and video information on dementia and common challenges associated with caring for someone with dementia. At the beginning and the end of the training you will be instructed to fill out several questionnaires regarding your experiences as a caregiver. Completing these questionnaires is important because your answers will help us determine if the online training was effective.

Things you need to know:

  • We recommend that you complete the training over the next 16 weeks. There are 48 short sessions (approximately 15 minutes each), 3 sessions each week. However, you will be able to go through the training at your own pace.

  • Have your Progress Checklist handy every time you log on to the website to track your progress. Make sure you mark off each session as you complete them. Click here to print the Progress Checklist.

  • Have your participant ID handy; you will need to enter it at the end of each session.
    At any time you can go back to review materials from previous sessions. The information may also be found organized by topic on the "Additional resources" section of the website.

  • If you have any questions, problems with the website, or concerns, you can contact us at any time.

Instructions to navigate this site.

To help you navigate our website, let's go over a brief orientation.
This website is embedded within the Department of Veterans Affairs main website.  On the left hand side of this page, you will notice a list for different areas of the website, Home, About us, Modules, Additional resources, and Contact us.  This list is your "navigation menu" for the online training's website.  When you enter the website's main address on your browser's URL, it opens the Home page. To move between the different areas of the website you can either use the navigation menu to the left or follow the prompts at the end of each page.

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