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Optimizing Dementia Care for Veterans and Their Caregivers

Start: October 1, 2016
End: October 2020
Enrollment: 68

What Is This Study About?

This study will compare Care Consultation with a more intensive variation of it for veterans with dementia and their family caregivers who are experiencing high levels of stress. Researchers will compare the impact of the intervention on quality of life, care burden, and other factors. Care Consultation is an established, telephone-based intervention that uses coaching and emotional support to help family caregivers and individuals with dementia through education, resource referral, psychosocial support, and encouragement to use services.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 19 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Must have:


  • Diagnosis of dementia or a related disorder
  • Live in the community (not in a nursing home or other facility)
  • Live with a caregiver
  • Reliable access to a telephone


  • Provide care for veteran with dementia for at least 8 hours per week

Must NOT have:

  • Incarcerated
  • Pregnant
  • Veteran/caregiver pairs experiencing low levels of distress
  • Caregivers: cognitive impairment that would interfere with ability to communicate during an interview

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: VA Office of Research and Development

Source: ID: NCT02585232

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