Start: August 1, 2018
End: August 2021
This study will test the effectiveness of a digital memory notebook (DMN) combined with smart home technology to improve functional independence of adults with memory problems. The DMN is an app installed on a mobile computer tablet. The smart home technology provides prompts, such as suggestions and reminders, to help users organize and schedule daily activities, record both routine and uncommon events that may need to be remembered, and record activities performed. This prompting is designed to encourage frequent and regular notebook use and support memory. Participants will be randomly assigned to a group that uses the DMN technology combined with smart home technology or to a control group that uses only the DMN technology. Over six months, participants will use the technology and complete monthly questionnaires assessing depression, quality of life, coping, everyday memory, and functional abilities, as well as cognitive and motor tests. Care partners, if available, will also complete the same questionnaires, as well as an additional one about caregiver burden.
Minimum Age: 40 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
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Washington State University - Pullman
Pullman, WA 99164-4820
RecruitingMaureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD
Lead: Washington State University
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03453554