Study Investigates ‘Friendsourcing’ as a Way to Provide Support to Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Study Investigates ‘Friendsourcing’ as a Way to Provide Support to Alzheimer’s Caregivers
A new Facebook app can provide emotional support to unpaid caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients, according to a study. Researchers at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis developed the app as part of an investigation that looked at “friendsourcing” as a type of peer support group intervention. In particular, they wanted to see if friendsourcing could be beneficial in providing answers to emotional and informational issues that arose in support group interventions. The study, “Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media,”
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