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In-Home Technology To Measure Activities of Daily Living

Start: Nov. 1, 2021
End: December 2023
Enrollment: 100

What Is This Study About?

Difficulties carrying out daily activities, such as managing medications, can be an early sign of dementia. To help improve early dementia diagnosis, this study will test the effectiveness of a sensor-based, in-home technology system, named IADLSys, that monitors daily functioning to distinguish between people with or without early dementia. All participants will receive a computer tablet and five sensors to wear and place on items in their home. For one week, the sensors will collect data on the participants' movements throughout the house and interactions with the tagged items. At the start and end of the study, participants will fill out questionnaires and complete cognition tests. Researchers will assess daily functioning, physical activity, and depression.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 50 Years

Maximum Age: 95 Years

Must have:

  • Normal cognition, mild cognitive impairment, or early dementia
  • Able to walk without assistance
  • Living at home with a caregiver or other person

Must NOT have:

  • Unable to engage in daily activities essential for independent living (e.g., using the telephone, preparing meals, and managing medication)
  • Any significant medical or psychiatric condition that could interfere with the study
  • Stroke within the past six months
  • Major hearing or vision impairment
  • Injury that may impact the activities of daily living (e.g., fracture, foot ulcer, recent surgery)
  • Living in a nursing home or receiving hospice care
  • Unable to communicate in English

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

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

Study Contact
Bijan Najafi, PhD
Nesreen El-Refaei, BS

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?

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030
Bijan Najafi, PhD

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Bijan Najafi, Ph.D.

Collaborator Sponsor

  • BioSensics LLC

Source: ID: NCT05703490

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