Best Practices in Dementia Care

Presented by The Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care (CAPC)

Upon completion, you will receive continuing education credit from CAPC.

Section I: Participant Consent

Please read the following, and submit the LA-GWEP consent form before completing this survey.

Study Title:

Louisiana Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (LA-GWEP): Improving Quality of Integrated Primary Care among Persons Living with Dementia and Caregivers.

Study Purpose and Procedures:

The purpose of the LA-GWEP project is to improve health and wellbeing of LA residents living with dementia and their caregivers; and to improve dementia-friendly practice in LA primary care settings among health professionals in medicine, nursing, and social work.

LA-GWEP project procedures include the following 3 steps:

1. Participants will complete a pre-training survey that includes a pretest and a brief survey that collects sociodemographic information, including one potentially sensitive piece of information, namely, sexual orientation;

2. Participants next will receive a training that broadly focuses on health and well-being of persons with dementia and their caregivers

3. At the conclusion of the training, participants will complete a post-training survey that includes the same questions on the pretest and a training satisfaction survey.

Risks and Benefits 

There are no foreseeable risks involved in participating in this study other than those encountered in day-to-day life. Although there are no direct benefits to participants, information gained from the study could improve health and wellbeing of, as well as enhance provision of integrated care to LA residents living with dementia and their caregivers.

Investigators: Contact Information

Dr. Scott Wilks, LA-GWEP Project Director (HRSA Grant #U1QHP33071), is available to answer questions about the study M-F, 8:30–4:30, at 225-578-1196, or at

Dr. Catherine Lemieux, LA-GWEP Co-investigator of Evaluation, is available M-F, 8:30-4:30, at 225-578-1018, or at

Dr. Laura Ainsworth, LA-GWEP Co-investigator, is available M-F, 8:30-4:30, at 225-578-3017, or at

Katherine Kirsch, LA-GWEP Graduate Assistant, is available M-F, 8:30-4:30, at 225-578-3017, or at

Performance Site

Louisiana State University

Number of Participants


Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

To be included in the study, you must be a training participant attending a two-hour workshop presented by AS staff that provides an overview of dementia and dementia-friendly communication. There are no exclusion criteria. To participate in this study, you must meet the requirements of both the inclusion and exclusion criteria


The study is anonymous and you will not be asked to reveal your identity. Your privacy will be protected by LA-GWEP evaluators, who will collect your pretest-posttest data and training satisfaction feedback, and then group your information with the information collected from other LA-GWEP participants. The study results will be presented in reports, presentations, and publications; however, the names of LA-GWEP participants will not be included.

Financial Information

There is no cost to you for participating in the study, nor is there any compensation

Right to Refuse

You may withdraw your consent to have your data collected and used at any time without loss of any benefit to which you might otherwise be entitled. 


This study has been discussed with me and all my questions have been answered. I may direct additional questions to the investigators. In the event of illness or injury, I understand that I should call my physician or, if I am a student, I should visit the Student Health Center. If I have questions about my rights as a study participant, I can contact Dr. Alex Cohen, Chair, LSU Institutional Review Board at 225-578-8692,, or at I agree to participate in the study described above and acknowledge the researcher’s obligation to provide me with a copy of this consent form if signed by me.

I understand that information collected as part of the research, even if identifiers are removed, may be used or distributed for future research.

Do you wish to participate?