Start: February 26, 2019
End: November 2020
This study aims to develop and evaluate in-home assistive technology that is designed to alleviate anxiety, burden, and loneliness in family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Researchers will install a hardware/software system in caregivers' homes that includes in-home sensors and devices and social networking features. Caregivers will be randomly assigned to the full intervention or a limited safety comparison for nine months. In the full intervention, intelligent bots will monitor the in-home sensors, learn typical patterns, and provide caregivers with text messages and alerts when worrisome behaviors occur. The social networking component will allow friends and family to stay in contact and share photos and videos with the caregiver and person with dementia via a digital display. Participants in the comparison group will have limited monitoring and alerts for a water leak sensor. Interested individuals who live in the study areas may complete this screening questionnaire to determine eligibility for participation.
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
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Lead: University of California, Berkeley
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03828383