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Digital Memory Notebook App for Functional Independence

Start: August 1, 2018
End: August 30, 2021
Enrollment: 30

What Is This Study About?

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.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 40 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

  • Self-reported memory problems
  • Memory problems documented by testing
  • English speaking

Must NOT have:

  • Lack of awareness about memory difficulties

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.

Study Contact
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD
Stephanie Saltness, B.S.

Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Washington State University - Pullman
Pullman, WA 99164-4820
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Washington State University

Collaborator Sponsor

  • United States Department of Defense

Source: ID: NCT03453554