Start: April 11, 2018
End: March 2026
This clinical trial will evaluate whether weighted blankets can reduce agitation and aggressive behaviors in hospitalized patients with dementia. The study period for each individual is three days of hospitalization. Hospitalized individuals with dementia will be provided weighted blankets, equivalent to 10% of their body weight at admission, for use while sleeping at night. Nursing staff will complete assessments that measure behavioral disturbances. A control group will not be provided the weighted blankets but will undergo nursing assessments.
Minimum Age: 60 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.
Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.
Lead: Mayo Clinic
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03643991