Tango for Alzheimer's Disease Patients' Caregivers


Trial ID: NCT03269149


The goal of the project is to determine the extent to which indices of inflammatory biomarkers, cognition and mood, are influenced by a partnered, dance-based intervention vs control condition in African American (AA) female family caregivers, at high risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Official Title

Effects of Adapted Tango on African-American Women Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Patients

Stanford Investigator(s)

Sharon Sha, MD, MS
Sharon Sha, MD, MS

Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Women family caregivers from the Emory ADRC and Dr. Wharton's studies of Alzheimer's
   disease (AD) caregivers

   - Parental diagnosis 'probable AD'

   - African-American

   - 45-65 years of age


other: Adapted Tango Dance

behavioral: Educational lectures


Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305