On Television

CareAlert system (right) and one of the sleep therapy studies (photo courtesy USF Health)
Caregiver Heart Health
The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

Dr. Meredeth Rowe (left) shows one of the CareAlert room monitors (courtesy USF Health)
Caregiver Heart Health

Some who serve as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating memory diseases like Alzheimer’s find their own health affected by years of round-the-clock worry and vigilance. USF’s College of Nursing is conducting a two-part clinical study: one component looks at the effectiveness of an in-home monitoring system that tracks the ‘patient,’ the other part tries to help caregivers improve their sleeping habits and health of their heart. Find out more on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Dr. Deborah Rowe, professor and endowed chair at the USF College of Nursing, demonstrates the CareAlert system to WUSF's Mark Schreiner.

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Dr. Rowe talks about who should enroll in the USF Health NIA-funded study and what will be required of them.


For more information

For more information about the study, contact USF College of Nursing Research Project Manager Brandi Mallek at 813-974-1827 or bmallek@health.usf.edu.



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