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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 accepting patients for this trial.
Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
- Behavioral: nurse-led supportive care assessment
- All patients enrolled in our alzheimers disease research center.
- All caregivers enrolled in our alzheimers disease research center.
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