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Mindful Meditation for Insomnia in Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers

Start: July 1, 2018
End: September 30, 2022
Enrollment: 150

What Is This Study About?

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of mindful awareness practices to improve sleep in Alzheimer's disease caregivers with insomnia. Participants will be randomly assigned to use meditation and awareness practices before bed and during nighttime awakenings, or cognitive behavioral therapy, which combines cognitive therapy with healthy sleep habits. Researchers will measure changes in insomnia, inflammation, cellular aging, and other health outcomes after one year.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 45 Years

Maximum Age: 95 Years

Must have:

  • Self-identify as the primary caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease
  • Diagnosis of insomnia

Must NOT have:

  • Other sleep disorders, including current or history of sleep apnea
  • Active practice of a mind-body intervention
  • Obesity with body mass index >35
  • Use of certain medications, such as opioids, sedatives, or steroids
  • Evidence of cognitive impairment and/or a Mini-Mental State Exam score <26
  • Suicidal or violent behavior or history of suicide attempt within the last year
  • Psychiatric disorders, severe or uncontrolled medical conditions, or chronic infections

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, Los Angeles

Source: ID: NCT03538574