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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


This pilot study seeks to examine the extent to which, relative to usual care, a dementia care management program for veterans and their caregivers (CGs)improves patient (e.g., behavioral symptoms, delayed nursing home placement) and caregiver (e.g., CG mastery, burden, affect) outcomes.

Study summary:

Dementia care guidelines and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments have been shown to reduce symptom burden and rates of institutionalization for individuals with dementia. However, there remain a variety of factors that complicate dementia care management in primary care settings. Patient-centered, integrated care management programs that involve caregiver (CG) education and psychosocial support may help facilitate access to and use of services and improve outcomes. The aims of this pilot were to examine 1) whether, relative to usual care (UC), a dementia care management program is associated with improved CG (e.g., mastery, burden, affect) and patient (e.g., behavioral symptoms) outcomes, 2) if, relative to UC, participants enrolled in the program have greater perceived access to and use of medical, social, and community/VA services, and 3) whether the dementia care management program is feasible and acceptable to participants.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient and caregiver 18 years of age or older - Patient is community dwelling - Patient has a confirmed dementia diagnosis and/or significant cognitive impairment (per provider or CG report) that is verified upon the RA's cognitive screening assessment (per veteran (BOMC, score of 16 or above) or informant (AD8, score of 2 or above) and/or chart review - CG lives with and/or provides care for the patient for an average of at least 4 hours per day. - Veteran provides assent to contact his/her representative to pursue study participation - Veteran representative as caregiver is willing and able to provide informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Cognitive, hearing, visual, or other physical impairments leading to difficulty with assent/ informed consent process and/or assessment (veteran or caregiver)



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Shahrzad Mavandadi, PhD
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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