Social Capital and Latina Caregiver Well-being Study: Intervention and Feasibility Testing Related Expenditures


Principal Investigator: Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano

Other UC Davis collaborators: Ladson HintonDebora A. Paterniti

Funder: UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Award: $200,000

Period: April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2017

The mental health needs of Latina caregivers of family with dementia pose a significant public health challenge, given the unprecedented aging and projected growth of Latinos in the U.S. The aims of this study are to develop a socio-culturally informed non-kin intervention model for reducing emotional distress and burden in Latina caregivers. Researchers will then refine that model by gathering recommendations from community organizations, Latina caregivers of family with dementia, and kin and non-kin of Latina dementia caregivers. Finally they will pilot test the refined intervention with Latina dementia caregivers.