Researchers in Dr. Ben Mortenson’s lab want to know if using digital storytelling with current or past caregivers of older adults or older adults who are/ have been caregivers can facilitate communication and socialization, and encourage the maintenance and development of cognitive, communication, media and technology skills.
If you participate in this study, you will be asked to complete pre- and post- work shop questionnaires and take part in a 10-week Digital Story Telling program that will be delivered in a variety of methods.
Why should you participate in this study?
You will have the opportunity to reflect on an important life experience and gain more insight into its meaning. You will be able to share your life lesson with others as well. These lessons could be beneficial to your peers as well as to younger viewers of the stories.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:
• are 19 years of age or older;
• are a past or current family caregiver for an older adult OR an older adult who is or was a family caregiver;
• can read, write and speak in English.
The pre- and post- questionnaires take approximately 60 minutes. The Digital Story Telling Program is 10 weeks (20-24 hrs total)
The study will take place at GF Strong, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, Community Centre or Public Library.
For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact the study coordinator, Mary Ellen Johnson, by email or call 604-714-4108.