Remote Activity Monitoring for Persons with Dementia
We are examining the efficacy of a remote health monitoring system, called the “eNeighbor.” This project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (HS022836-01). Dr. Joseph E. Gaugler, University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Center on Aging, is the Principal Investigator of this project.
Family, partner or friend who is a caregiver of a person with memory loss.
We will ask caregivers to participate for an 18-month period. Family members are asked to complete interviews.surveys and a checklist initially and every 6 months thereafter for 18 months. These interviews/surveys will take about 45-60 minutes to complete. We will also ask a select group of caregivers to complete a 60 minute interview 1 month after completion of their final 18-month interview/survey.
At a place of the caregiver’s choosing.
While the promise of remote health monitoring in a person’s home may provide significant support to caregivers of persons with memory loss, whether these innovative technologies work or not remains an open question.
Free use of the eNeighbor system for 1.5 years if you are randomly assigned to use the technology. if you are not selected to use the technology, we will provide this technology to you for free over an 18-month period on a first-come, first-served basis at the conclusion of the project.