Supportive Care for Cognitively Impaired Patients and Families

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03881579

Purpose

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.

Official Title

Supportive Care for Cognitively Impaired Patients and Families

Stanford Investigator(s)

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

* All patients enrolled in the Stanford Alzheimers Disease Research Center (SADRC).
* All caregivers enrolled in the Stanford Alzheimers Disease Research Center (SADRC).

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Institutionalized (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 the capacity to provide informed consent at the time of entry into the study.

Intervention(s):

behavioral: nurse-led supportive care assessment

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
VJ Periyakoil, MD
6507234000