Equine Guided Support Study with Care Partners and Patients with Early Stage Dementia

Updated on 15 September 2020


Type of study: Engagement and Quality of Life Intervention. This study asks:
Does Equine Guided Support help to reduce stress responses and enhance communication and interpersonal interactions between caregivers and persons with early stage dementia? This study is looking for: We are looking for 10-12 dyads of a person under 70 with a dementia diagnosis and his/her care partner. Care partner is defined as a person who is an important part of the person’s life such as a spouse, relative, or friend who spends significant time with the person living with dementia. Therefore, we are seeking 20-24 people, 12 with early stage dementia diagnosis, and 12 care partners without.


You could be eligible for this study if:
-The core eligibility criteria includes being 70 years old or younger, being in stable medical health, ability to support own personal care needs, ambulatory, stamina to participate in 2 5-hour workshops with breaks, and ability to engage in light physical activity and group discussions.

You may not be eligible for this study if:
-If you do not meet all the study criteria, and you do not have an eligible care partner to participate with you, you cannot attend the introduction session and two workshops or if you have severe allergies to dust, hay or horses.

Note: You will need physician verification of your physical and mental ability to participate in this program. 

Condition Dementia, Dementia, *Healthy Volunteers
Clinical Study IdentifierTX248754
Last Modified on15 September 2020


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