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News Clips 07/10/2013
USF Nursing conducting caregiver heart disease research
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal, 07/09/13
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The University of South Florida College of Nursing is conducting research to improve sleep in caregivers for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The goal of the research is to determine if better sleep affects heart health, according to a written statement.
The four-year study is funded by $1.9 million from the National Institute on Aging.
The research focuses on the relationship between caregiver sleep and heart disease to help understand what negatively affects caregiver health.
Meredeth Rowe, USF College of Nursing professor and endowed chair, leads the study. CareAlert, a new nighttime monitoring system she helped designed, will be used in the study.
The technology issues alerts to caregivers when a person with dementia leaves the bed and starts wandering.