Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers (LEAF)

Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers (LEAF) of People with Dementia

leafstudy.ucsf.edu/

This is a web-based study; travel is not required

Recruitment Information:

Seeking volunteers with following diagnosis: Only Controls Study Type: Interventional
Eligible Ages: 18 - 100 Status: No Longer Recruiting
Time Since Diagnosis: Less than 60 years Study Focus: Apathy, Depression, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbances

Study Purpose:

The LEAF Study is testing a positive-emotions based skills program for family caregivers of people with dementia to help reduce stress. Program is delivered by videoconference on study-supplied tablet computers, so caregivers can participate from anywhere. Care recipients with Parkinson's must also be diagnosed with dementia.

More Details

Caregivers will learn simple skills and will do a small amount of skills practice each day. Skills are taught in 6 weekly hour-long video sessions with a trained facilitator. Participants will also do online surveys: before and after the sessions, and at 1-month, 3-months, and 6-months follow-up.

Phase: Phase 2 Lead Sponsor: National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR)
Trial ID: 004143 Sponsor Type: NIH
Primary Country: United States Additional Collaborators or Sponsors:
Estimated Enrollment: 170 Study Start Date:
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018 Source:
Study Website: leafstudy.ucsf.edu/

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