[ONLINE] Dementia dogs: Their impact on community-dwelling persons with mild to moderate dementia

Updated on 12 October 2020
moderate dementia


This study is looking for pairs of participants: a person with mild-to-moderate dementia, and their caregiver. The study is interested in the difference that dogs can make in participants’ lives.

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Frederic Dumont
1 418 529-9141 ext 6033


Study schedule:
-You will have a telephone interview. It will take up to 50 minutes.
-The caregiver will complete online questionnaires. These will take about 15 minutes.
-The person with dementia will wear an activity monitor for a week.
-The study activities will be scheduled at your convenience. You do not need to visit the study center.

Study activities may include:
-Completing a telephone interview.
-Completing online questionnaires.
-Wearing a wristwatch-style monitor to track your patterns of physical activity.

Treatment or experiment details:
The study is interested in:
-The impact of dogs on caregivers and people with dementia;
-The cost-effectiveness of dogs in dementia; and
-The level of acceptance of dogs in public places.
-There is no treatment being tested in this study.

Condition Dementia
Clinical Study IdentifierTX249078
Last Modified on12 October 2020


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Inclusion Criteria

You could be eligible for this study if
You can participate in the study as a pair: a person with mild-to-moderate dementia, and their caregiver
You either
Have a companion dog&semi
Have a certified support dog; or
Have no dog
You may not be eligible for this study if
You do not meet all study criteria, based on screening questions
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Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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