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Home Exercise for Seniors with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Start: March 2015
End: July 2018
Enrollment: 40

What Is This Study About?

This study will determine the feasibility of an exercise program for older adults with dementia living at home and their caregivers. Participants will be randomly assigned to usual care or to a program called Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ), which involves 16 weeks of group exercise classes and regular home practice.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:

People with Dementia

  • Diagnosis of dementia (any type, mild to moderate severity)
  • Independent in at least one basic activity of daily living
  • Ambulatory; able to take two steps without cane or walker
  • Living in the community in a private home or apartment
  • Fluent in English

Care Partners

  • Lives with person with dementia
  • Motivated to exercise four or five times per week at home
  • Can answer questions related to the person's functional status, mood, behaviors, and quality of life and their own feelings regarding caregiving
  • Fluent in English

Must NOT have:

People with Dementia

  • Behavioral or physical issues that would be disruptive or dangerous to themselves or others, such as active psychosis, drug abuse, severe behavioral issues
  • Planning to move to a facility before the end of the study period
  • Terminal illness (life expectancy of less than 1 year)
  • Non-stable dementia medication dose
  • Current participation in another research study

Care Partners

  • Planning to place person with dementia in an institutional setting during the study period
  • Terminal illness (life expectancy of less than 1 year)
  • Behavioral or physical issues that are disruptive or dangerous

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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


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?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: University of California, San Francisco

Collaborator Sponsor

  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Source: ID: NCT02403752

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