psychoeducational skills training intervention for Alzheimer's Disease

Nationwide Program Locations (Based at ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation), Phoenix, AZ
Alzheimer's Disease+2 More Conditionspsychoeducational skills training intervention - Behavioral
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial is designed to help people with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. It provides education and skill-training to reduce stress, enhance well-being, manage challenges, and plan for the future. Feedback from participants will be used to improve the program.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Memory Loss
  • Dementia

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: T1 - T2 Assessments (Baseline to 3 months)

Assessments T1-T3 to be conducted over span of six months
Communication Skills and Support within the Dyad
EP Quality of Life
EP and CP Care preparedness
EP and CP Emotional well-being
Knowledge and Use of Services for People with Dementia and their Care Partners
Month 3
Initial incremental cost effectiveness of EPIC compared with Wait List Comparison condition

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

320 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: psychoeducational skills training intervention · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: psychoeducational skills training intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: psychoeducational skills training intervention · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: t1 - t2 assessments (baseline to 3 months)

Who is running the clinical trial?

Arizona State UniversityLead Sponsor
260 Previous Clinical Trials
97,603 Total Patients Enrolled
David W. Coon, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorArizona State University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You need to be at least 18 years old and able to speak, read, and write in English or Spanish.
Only spouses, adult children (like daughters), and other close friends and family members are allowed to participate in this study.
The person who will be most involved in caring for the patient (EP) must identify themselves as the care partner.
You must live with or have regular contact with the person being taken care of.
You must live in a residential area, not in a hospital or other medical facility.
You are not living in a hospital or care facility.
You have been diagnosed with early-stage dementia and are experiencing symptoms.
You have shown signs of memory loss as determined by the AD8 dementia screening tool.
You need to score a certain range in a cognitive test called Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE).
You have a family member who is responsible for taking care of you and is not being paid for it.