for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Yeonsu Song (ucla)



This study aims to refine and evaluate feasibility of a telehealth intervention for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The intervention will use evidence-based techniques for decreasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and poor sleep, that are commonly reported among this vulnerable group during the COVID-19 pandemic. Improved symptoms among this group may improve their other health outcomes and quality of life and furthermore the quality of care that caregivers provide for persons with Alzheimer's disease during this challenging time.

Official Title

A Dyadic Telehealth Program to Support Alzheimer's Disease Patients and Their Caregivers During COVID-19


Sleep, dementia, caregivers, COVID-19 pandemic, sleep education program


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

Inclusion criteria for patients

  • Have a diagnosis of AD (probable or possible), other related dementia, or mild cognitive impairment as documented in electronic medical record
  • Community-dwelling
  • Aged > 50 years
  • Have no previously diagnosed sleep disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome)
  • Able to ambulate with or without assistive devices (i.e., dyads will be excluded if the care recipient is bedbound)
  • Have an eligible caregiver

Inclusion criteria for caregivers

  • Aged >18 years
  • Live with the eligible patient
  • Have regularly assisted the care recipient with >1 of 7 basic activities of daily living (ADLs; i.e., eating, dressing/undressing, grooming, walking across a room, getting in and out of bed, bathing, toileting) or >1 of 7 Instrumental ADL (IADLs; i.e., using the telephone, getting to places beyond walking distance, shopping, preparing meals, doing housework, taking medicine, handling money) for the past 6 months
  • Have no history of cognitive impairment
  • Can communicate in English.

You CAN'T join if...

-Professional caregivers will be excluded. Patients will be excluded if they are bedbound. If the eligibility criteria for either a patient or a caregiver are not met, their dyads will be excluded for this study


  • Yeonsu Song accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health


accepting new patients
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University of California, Los Angeles
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Expecting 15 study participants
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