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Summary

for people ages 55 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

The purpose of this study is to better understand the experience of living alone in older age with cognitive impairment. We recruit adults 55+ living alone with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. This study investigates the priorities and concerns of older adults living alone with cognitive impairment. Participants are interviewed 5 times for one hour in their homes within 3 months at a time that works for them.

Details

The purpose of this study is to better understand the experience of living alone in older age with cognitive impairment. This knowledge is important to design programs that are appropriate. Dr. Elena Portacolone, an Assistant Professor from the Institute of Health and Aging is the study researcher.

Study participants are interviewed by Elena at a time and place convenient to them, usually their home. Interviews are audio recorded and last around one hour. Study participants are interviewed five times within 3 months.

After the interview, a transcriptionist will type into a computer the recording and will remove personal names. The sound recording will then be destroyed.

Participants can stop being in the study at any time.

Keywords

Living Alone Alzheimer Disease Mild Cognitive Impairment Cognitive Dysfunction

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 55 years and up

  • Living alone
  • Medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment

You CAN'T join if...

  • Living in nursing homes, assistive living facilities.
  • Alcohol abuse

Location

  • Institute for Health & Aging accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94705, United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
Links
The investigator discusses her study
ID
NCT03330587
Lead Scientist
Elena Portacolone
Study Type
Observational
Last Updated
October 30, 2017
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