Start: June 28, 2019
End: September 30, 2023
This study will compare the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health systems-based dementia care versus community-based dementia care. People with dementia and their caregivers will be randomly assigned to receive health system-based dementia care, community-based dementia care, or enhanced usual care for 18 months. Health systems-based dementia care will be provided by a dementia care specialist (nurse or physician assistant), who will tailor dementia care in collaboration with primary care doctors. Community-based dementia care will be provided by a care consultant (social worker or nurse with a community organization), who will tailor care according to patient and caregiver preferences. Participants receiving enhanced usual care will be provided with educational materials and referral to the Alzheimer's Association national hotline to speak to a consultant for decision-making support, crisis assistance, caregiver education, and referral to local programs and services. Researchers will evaluate the outcomes of the different types of care including changes in quality of life, dementia behavioral symptoms, hospitalization, and caregiver distress levels, and compare the cost-effectiveness of the different care approaches.
Maximum Age: N/A
Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.
Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.
Lead: University of California, Los Angeles
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03786471