for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
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This is a randomized controlled trial over 5 years, using Stage II of the NIH-defined stage model for behavioral intervention development. We will evaluate the efficacy of the sleep intervention program (Care2Sleep) on sleep, health status measures, and quality of life (for dyads), and inflammation (for caregivers only). Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to in-person Care2Sleep, telehealth Care2Sleep, or to an in-person education control group. The Care2Sleep programs and the control education program will consist of five sessions. The intervention and control programs will begin after baseline assessment and randomization. Posttreatment assessments will be performed immediately after the last session and at 6-month follow-up.

Official Title

A Dyadic Approach to Improve Sleep and Well-Being Among Persons With Alzheimer's Disease and Their Caregivers


Sleep, Dementia, Caregivers, Alzheimer Disease, Care2Sleep, Sleep Education, Telehealth Care2Sleep


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

for Patients

- Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (probable or possible) or other related dementia as documented in an electronic medical record - Community-dwelling - >1 sleep problems >3x/week on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Nighttime Behavior Scale, - - Aged >60 years - Have no untreated 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 no severe medical conditions with a life expectancy of less than 6 months - Have an eligible caregiver Inclusion Criteria for Caregivers - Live with an eligible patient - Aged >18 years - Is related to the patient as a family member, a significant other, or a friend - Have regularly assisted patient with >1 of 6 basic activities of daily living (ADLs; i.e., bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, feeding) or >1 of 8 Instrumental ADL (IADLs; i.e., using the telephone, shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, taking medications, managing money) for the past 6 months - Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) total score >5 - Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) ≥23 - Can communicate in English

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients will be excluded if they are bedbound or have severe medical conditions with a life expectancy of less than 6 months.
  • Paid, professional caregivers will also be excluded.
  • If the eligibility criteria for either a patient or a caregiver are not met, the dyads will be excluded for this study.


  • University of California San Diego accepting new patients
    La Jolla California 92093 United States
  • University of California Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 91343 United States


accepting new patients
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University of California, Los Angeles
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Expecting 672 study participants
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