Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 55 years and up (full criteria)
Location
at San Francisco, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Elena Portacolone, PhD MPH MBA
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Elena Portacolone

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

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Elena Portacolone, PhD MPH MBA
    Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging. Authored (or co-authored) 25 research publications. Research interests: Living Arrangements · Health Disparities · Cognitive Impairment · Aging in Place · Artificial Intelligence Applied to Dementia Research.

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT03330587
Study Type
Observational
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