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Providence, Rhode Island 02905


Caring for a patient with dementia is associated with increased feelings of burden and depression. The proposed study will examine the efficacy of Family Intervention: Telephone Tracking - Dementia (FITT-Dementia), a multi-component, family-based, telephone intervention, as a tool to reduce caregiver stress.

Study summary:

A previous pilot study of this approach showed reduced burden and reaction to memory and behavior problems for dementia caregivers. This study will test the intervention in a larger group of caregivers and have a more detailed analysis of outcomes. The caregiver of a person with dementia will receive telephone support calls. They will receive telephone calls from a trained member of the research team. These calls will occur over a six-month period and will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the caregiver. They will receive a total of 16 calls over 6 months. During each call, the support person will discuss their current caregiving situation and provide various forms of support.


Inclusion Criteria: - 1) Diagnosis of dementia; - 2) mild to moderate dementia; - 3) family member or other adult in caregiver role for at least 6 months, and who provides at least 4 hours of supervision or direct assistance per day for the person with dementia; - 4) care recipient lives in the community, including senior/retirement centers, but excluding nursing homes and assisted living centers; and - 5) there is no plan for the care recipient to be placed in long term care or the caregiver to end their role within the next 6 months Exclusion Criteria: Patient: - 1) other major medical condition affecting independent functioning - 2) older than age 90; and - 3) younger than age 50. Caregiver: - 1) major acute medical illness; - 2) English not primary language; - 3) cognitive impairment; - 4) no access to a telephone; or - 5) older than age 90.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Geoffery Tremont, Ph.D
Rhode Island Hospital

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Location Contact:

Providence, Rhode Island 02905
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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