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The GIA Research Division is designed to advance knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease (AD), other forms of dementia, and aging-related health concerns.

The GRILL Lab investigates psychological health in aging and illness. More specifically, we aim to improve the lives of persons with life limiting illnesses  (e.g., cancer; dementia) and their caregivers. Through our research we are aiming to provide free evidence based services in Lubbock and rural Texas.

• CREATIVE MINDS- We provide FREE respite services (3 hours a week) to family caregivers of persons with dementia and provide persons with dementia a recreational intervention that is once a week for 3 hours! The overarching goal of this project is to evaluate if therapeutic interventions can help improve neurocognitive functioning and stress among individuals with Dementia and Parkinson’s. 

• TX CARES and TX CARES-TELEHEALTH- Implementing Individual Mental Health services  for family members of  individuals with Dementia both in person and through telehealth.

Adapt Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills for Family Members of Dementia Patients; the primary aim of this study is to provide skills in a group setting in order to improve psychosocial functioning in family members of individuals who are caring for someone with dementia.

Contact Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., for more information |
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*Research is conducted with Texas Tech and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Garrison Institute on Aging. All studies have been approved by the TTU Institutional Review Board.