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Supportive Care for Cognitively Impaired Patients and Families

Currently almost 5 million Americans suffer from the distressing symptoms related to dementia and this number that will triple by 2050. The overall goals of the proposed project are to evaluate, in community dwelling Alzheimer's Disease Research Center participants the benefits of a 12-month nurse-led early palliative intervention on symptoms, quality of life, health care resource use. The relevance of this research to public health is that there is an urgent need to improve the palliative care of persons with dementia living in the community. This study will contribute substantially to that effort.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)


  • Behavioral: nurse-led supportive care assessment




Inclusion Criteria:

   - All patients enrolled in our alzheimers disease research center.

   - All caregivers enrolled in our alzheimers disease research center.

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. not a community dweller at the time of entry into the study;

   2. have severe dementia and are incapable of responding to the outcome measures at
   baseline. 3. Participants who live alone and don't have a proxy will be excluded only
   if they are deemed as lacking capacity to provide informed consent at the time of
   entry into the study.

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
VJ Periyakoil, MD
Not Recruiting