SEED: A Study of Post-Stroke Experiences and Priorities of Elderly Living with Dementia and their Family Caregivers


We want to understand the priorities of people living with dementia who have had a stroke. We are interviewing such patients along with their family-caregivers. Family-caregivers may be spouses/partners, children, or siblings. We will ask them about experiences of stroke care and life after stroke.

We will include 20 pairs of patients and their family-caregivers in this study.

Most stroke studies have not included people with dementia. This study will help us understand how to better care for these patients. It will also help us understand how best to include them in future studies.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 65 to 125

Inclusion criteria:

1) People over the age of 65
2) With a Diagnosis of Dementia (any kind)
3) Who have had a stroke while living with dementia. The stroke should be an ischemic stroke - that is, one caused by a blood clot.
4) Able to name one family member who is happy for us to interview them

Exclusion criteria:

People with severe dementia or stroke who cannot have conversations, are not eligible.


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If you are interested in participating, you can contact Dr. Aravind Ganesh at to be considered for the study.

Principal investigator:

Aravind Ganesh

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