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In-Home Technology for Caregivers of People with Dementia

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In-Home Technology for Caregivers of People With Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study aims to develop and evaluate new in-home supportive technology that is designed to alleviate anxiety, burden, and loneliness in spousal and familial caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, or mild cognitive impairment.

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No pharmaceutical medication involved common.study.methods.has-drugs-no
Patients and healthy individuals accepted common.study.methods.is-healthy-no

Device - In-Home Technology System and Questionnaires

Participants self-install the in-home technology system in their homes after enrollment in the study (i.e., consent procedures and initial questionnaire). Intelligent bots monitor the in-home sensors, learn typical patterns, and provide caregivers with text messages via cell phone and alerts via the tablet when worrisome behaviors occur. Social contact is encouraged using caregiver resources and a trusted circle of friends and family who are encouraged to stay in contact with the caregiver and p ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Device - Waiting Control In-Home Technology System and Questionnaires

Participants self-install the in-home technology system in their homes six months after their enrollment in the study (i.e., consent procedures and initial questionnaire). Intelligent bots monitor the in-home sensors, learn typical patterns, and provide caregivers with text messages via cell phone and alerts via the tablet when worrisome behaviors occur. Social contact is encouraged using caregiver resources and a trusted circle of friends and family who are encouraged to stay in contact with th ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

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Developing and Evaluating In-Home Supportive Technology for Caregivers of People With Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment

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NCT04206670

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