Resilient Together for Dementia

ID#: NCT06421545

Age: 65 years - 66+

Gender: All

Healthy Subjects: No

Study Phase: N/A

Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Start Date: April 19, 2024

End Date: September 01, 2024

Contact Information:
Sarah M Bannon, PhD
Sydney M McCage, MA
Summary: The proposed study will establish the feasibility, acceptability and credibility of a novel live video dyadic resiliency intervention, Resilient Together for Dementia (RT-D), aimed at preventing chronic emotional distress and preserving quality of life among dyads at risk for chronic emotional distress early after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia (ADRD).
Eligibility: PWD inclusion criteria are:

- Recent (~1 month) chart documented ADRD diagnosis,

- ADRD symptom onset after age 65 ,

- cognitive assessment scores and symptoms consistent with early stage dementia, as determined by the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale scores of .5 or 1.0

- cognitive awareness of his/her problems (as determined by the treating neurologist), and

- ability to understand study and research protocol, as determined by a standardized teach-back method assessment84. Additional inclusion criteria for dyads are:

- English speaking adults (18 years or older),

- dyad lives together,

- at least one partner endorses clinically significant emotional distress during screening (>7 on Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale subscales)

Exclusion Criteria:

- patient is deemed inappropriate by the neurology team,

- either partner has a co-occurring terminal illness,

- patient was diagnosed with forms of dementia with clinical profiles that would preclude participation (e.g., Frontotemporal Dementia- behavioral variant), as determined by treatment team.