Actigraphy in Agitation

Updated on 24 January 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


This study is looking for people over the age of 55 who have 1) normal cognition OR 2) Alzheimer’s disease. The study is interested in the relationship between cognition, agitation, and patterns of sleep and activity (circadian rhythms).


Study schedule:
You will make one visit to the study center. It will last 2-3 hours.
-You will have a medical exam.
-You will do cognitive tests.
-You will answer questions about sleep and behavioral symptoms.
-You will be given study equipment: a wristwatch style activity monitor and two other activity monitoring devices.
-You will use the study equipment at home to track your patterns of sleep and activity for one week.
-A research study member will provide packaging to mail the equipment or meet you to pick up the study equipment. The study will end at this point.
Study activities will include:
-You will have a medical exam.
 -You will have cognitive tests and answer questions about sleep and behavioral symptoms, in the form of interview style conversations and paper-and-pencil questionnaires.
-Using activity-monitoring equipment at home.
-Treatment or experiment details:
-The study equipment will be used to track your patterns of sleep and activity at home.
Additional details:
-Parking and meal vouchers will be provided for the study visits.
-Participants will receive $200 after completing the study.
-Transportation cost may be reimbursed.
-Participants will receive feedback on their sleep and activity results.

Condition Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, *Healthy Volunteers
Clinical Study IdentifierTX249192
Last Modified on24 January 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

You have a ‘study partner’—a family member, friend, or caregiver—who would be willing to help you with study activities or answer questions about you
Willing to travel to the Baltimore, Maryland area
Clear my responses

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