Deaf Caregiver Health Research
Year: 2019-2021
Focus: PROMIS-Deaf Profile: Deaf Caregiver Health
NIH Award: 3R01DC014463-05S2

This project uses mixed methods approach to include perspectives of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) caregivers who provide care or assistance to family and friends with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).

Documentary: With Love

Due to stigma, there is a lack of awareness of dementia within the Deaf community and limited resources available for deaf caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones with dementia. In this film, Frank and Eileen share their intense but heartfelt experiences with taking care of Frank’s mother who has dementia. 

Update #1

Our lab received a grant from National Institute on Aging, supporting our study on deaf caregivers health quality. The video below is a promotional video designed to reach out to potential research candidates.

Update #2

Through collaboration with Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) and National Association for the Deaf, Center for Deaf Health Equity (DHE) gathered a number of deaf/hard-of-hearing adult signing participants. The video below provides update on our center’s findings.