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LGBTQ Caregiving

Equality in Caregiving Study

We were honored to chat with Equality in Caregiving Study lead researcher and cognitive neuroscientist,  Dr. Whitney Wharton (She/Her/Hers) founder of  Whitney Wharton Lab and Kelly Likos, MPH (She/Her/Hers) Study Coordinator about their health disparities research interests and their new study called Equality in Caregiving at Emory University, Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. This research project aims to better understand the unique needs of LGBTQ Caregivers who care for someone with dementia.

Dr. Wharton and her team hope to gather helpful information from LGBTQ Caregivers like you to better understand the challenges you face in order to develop a caregiving training program tailored to meet your unique needs.

Take a listen to our brief chat to learn some facts about LGBTQ Caregiving and more about this project.


LGBTQ Caregiver participants are needed now to help inform this important research. Please consider participating and share with other caregivers and organizations.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
  • 18 or older
  • Consider yourself to be a primary caregiver for another adult (for atleast three months) OR
  • Consider yourself to have formerly been a primary caregiver foranother adult (for at least six months no more than five years ago)
  • Have normal memory and thinking abilities

You can go directly to the survey here: https://is.gd/equalityincaregiving.

For more information contact klikos@emory.edu 404-712-2654.



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