This non-intervention qualitative study will use focus groups to assess the feasibility and
acceptability of a proposed intervention for a future study. The focus group will discuss a
potential biobehavioral family self-management intervention designed to improve sleep in
persons with Alzheimer's disease (PAD) and their caregivers (CG).
Approximately 16 caregivers of home-based PAD/CG dyads (person with Alzheimer's
disease/caregiver dyads) will be recruited from the community. A series of two audiotaped
focus groups will be conducted with these caregiver participants. The first focus group will
explore perspectives on what constitutes a feasible and acceptable intervention to improve
their sleep and associated symptoms. The second focus group will consist of follow up and
confirmation of findings from the first focus group. The intervention will be developed and
refined based upon focus group findings.
1. screen positive on the PROMIS sleep disturbance and associated symptoms measures
2. be a caregiver within a PAD/CG dyad
3. speak/understand English
4. agree to be audiotaped during focus group participation
5. be at least 18 years of age
1. they negative on the PROMIS sleep disturbance and associated symptoms measures,
2. are not a caregiver within a PAD/CG dyad,
3. do not speak/understand English,
4. refuse to take part in audiotaping of the focus groups,
5. are not at least 18 years of age.