Partners at Meals for Alzheimer's Dementia

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Alzheimer's Dementia+1 MorePartners at Meals - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new intervention to help people with dementia and their caregivers during mealtimes. The intervention will be delivered by trained volunteers in respite centers, with the goal of improving nutrition and behavior during mealtimes.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Weight Loss

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: up to 6 months

up to 6 months
Weight maintenance

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Treatment - Partners at Meals (PAM)
1 of 2
Enhanced Usual Condition (EUC)
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

Non-Treatment Group

180 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Partners at Meals · Has Placebo Group · N/A

Treatment - Partners at Meals (PAM)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Partners at Meals · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Enhanced Usual Condition (EUC)
PlaceboComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Enhanced Usual Condition · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: up to 6 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Medical University of South CarolinaLead Sponsor
838 Previous Clinical Trials
5,378,388 Total Patients Enrolled
Teresa KelechiPrincipal InvestigatorMUSC College of Nursing

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The study included persons with dementia (PWD) who were aged ≥ 60 years and who were attending a participating respite care center (RCC) at least once/week
The administrator has worked with the organization for at least 3 months and plans to be in place for at least 9 more months.
, dressing, personal hygiene and transfers) A caregiver is someone who lives with or on the same property as a person with a disability and provides care for that person for four or more hours per day
The volunteer is someone who is currently attending the RCC at least once a week (for at least 4 hours a week) and feels comfortable in the role of teacher or coach, and can also use televideo and photography.