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Extending Independence and Quality of Life for People With Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia Through Telehealth Program Delivery


Brief Summary:

To determine whether Moving Together improves quality of life in people with memory loss
(PWML) and caregivers (CG) by performing a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) with a waitlist
control group in 224 dyads.


Inclusion Criteria:

– People with memory loss (PWML):

– California resident;

– English language fluency;

– diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia; mild severity, assessed using
the Quick Dementia Rating System.

– Caregivers (CG):

– California resident;

– English language fluency;

– Primary caregiver for PWML;

– own one or more devices that can be used to participate in two-way livestreaming
video classes (e.g., smart phone/tablet + TV, laptop or desktop with webcam,
smart TV);

– willing and able to participate in two-way livestreaming group movement classes
with person with PWML.

Exclusion Criteria:

– Age < 18 years; - primarily use wheelchair inside home; - limited life expectancy (e.g., enrolled in hospice, meta-static cancer); - physical limitations that could affect ability to participate (e.g., difficulty sitting for 1 hour, chronic pain, vertigo); - severe visual impairment (e.g., unable to observe instructor's movements on screen); - severe hearing impairment (e.g., unable to hear instructor's requests); - behavioral or psychiatric issues that could be disruptive in group setting (e.g., history of physical or verbal abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse); - unable to provide consent/assent; - planning to travel for >1 week during initial 12-week study period.


  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
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