Malmgren Fänge 2017 / TECH@HOME

Study ID(s) and Acronym(s)
TECH@HOME
Current Status of Trial
Protocol/Planned
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Double-blind
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Home monitoring kit
Dosage and Duration
In the intervention group, people with dementia will have a home monitoring kit installed in their home while dyads in the control group will receive usual care. The ICT kit includes home-leaving sensors, smoke and water leak sensors, bed sensors, and automatic lights that monitor the individual's behavior. Alerts (text message and/or phone call) will be sent to the caregiver if anything unusual occurs. All study dyads will receive three home visits by project administrators who have received project-specific training in order to harmonize data collection. Home visits will take place at enrollment and 3 and 12 months following installation of the ICT kit. At every home visit, a standardized questionnaire will be administered to all dyads to assess their health, quality of life and resource utilization.
Absolute Number of Participants
320 dyads
Primary outcomes
Amount of informal care support provided by primary informal caregivers