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More at Home with Dementia. The effect of training of caregivers of people with dementia on the well being of both the caregiver and the person with dementia.

- candidate number24096
- NTR NumberNTR5775
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR9-mrt-2016
- Secondary IDs 733050601 ZonMw, Memorabel, Deltaplan Dementie
- Public TitleMore at Home with Dementia. The effect of training of caregivers of people with dementia on the well being of both the caregiver and the person with dementia.
- Scientific TitleMore at Home with Dementia: further developping and assessing the effect of an existing program aimed at training the carer of persons with dementia.
- hypothesisIs an intensive multimodel multicomponent program for caregivers of people with dementia more effective than care as usual on the well being of the carer and the person with dementia.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedDementia, Informal care-givers
- Inclusion criteriaCouples of caregiver and person with dementia living together
Person with dementia: diagnosis dementia, understanding and speaking Dutch
Caregiver: understanding and speaking Dutch
- Exclusion criteriaPerson with dementia: agressive behaviour or wandering
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 8-mei-2016
- planned closingdate31-dec-2017
- Target number of participants144
- Interventions7- day residential intensive training of carers of people with dementia. The training is an intensive multicomponent and multimodel training comprising psychosocial and psycho educational interventions and training of practical skills. Parallel to this training their partner receive a program aimed at coping with the disease and pleasant activities.
- Primary outcomeCarer: Self Rated burden scale, CarerQol-7D, CarerQol-visual analog scale, objective burden

Patient with dementia: Neuro psychiatric inventory
- Secondary outcomeCarer: experienced health (RAND36/SF36), use of facilities and health care, quality of life (EQ5D+C),use of psychotropic drugs, depression and anxiety (center of epidemiologic studies depression (CES-D), hospital anxiety and depression scale anxiety subscale (HADS-A)
Person with dementia: basic activities of daily living and instumental activities of daily living (ADL and IADL, Katz-15), use of facilities and health care, dementia quality of life instrument (DQI), Cohen Mansfield agitation inventory -community (CMAI), geriatric deterioration scale (GDS-Reisberg), use of psychotropic drugs
- Timepointsbase line, 3 months, 6 months
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Department of General Practice, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Department of Public Health and Primary Care
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Zilveren Kruis: THEIA fonds, Laurens, Rotterdam
- Publications
- Brief summaryBackground

Caregivers, spouses in particular, of people with dementia have to deal with a severe task. They often care for and live with their relative or partner for a long time while this person gradually loses cognitive ability. However, they are not trained or otherwise prepared for this burdensome role.

In Australia a seven-day program known as the “Going to Stay at Home” project was developed and proved to have multiple beneficial effects on the caregiver and the patient with dementia. This program takes place on an external location together with four to six other couples.

During the program, caregivers receive extensive training covering all aspects with regard to living with and caring for someone with dementia. Psychological, as well as social and practical matters will be discussed. At the same time, the patients with dementia follow a separate program. Meals and evenings are spent together in a pleasant way. The follow up period lasts six months and comprises of monthly telephone calls and two group meetings.


We want to explore the effectiveness of this intervention in the Netherlands by means of a randomized controlled trial. The primary outcome is subjective and objective carer burden and person with dementia neuropsychiatric symptoms. In case of a positive outcome we aim at implantation of the program as regular and insured care.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD9-mrt-2016 - 29-sep-2016

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