MOVING TOGETHER (M2G)

A Dyadic Approach for a Remote Physical Activity Intervention in Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and their Caregivers (M2G)

Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Weight Maintenance Study with The University of Kansas - Energy Balance Lab (EBL) and University of Kansas Medical Center - Division for Physical Activity and Weight Management.

We are looking for adults (ages 55+) with dementia and their caregiver who are interested in starting an exercise program.

This is a study examining the best ways to promote exercise in adults with dementia and their caregivers.  Adults with dementia and their caregiver will be randomized to one of two exercise programs: a video group or a personal coach group. 

In the video group, the person with dementia and their caregiver will be asked to attend 3 group exercise sessions each week; these exercise sessions will be delivered remotely over an iPad.

In the personal coach group, the person with dementia and their caregiver will be asked to meet with their personal health education coach 1-2 times a month over the iPad. They will be asked to get more physical activity in on their own. Their health coach will give ideas on how to become more physically activity.

Qualifications

  • Be at least 55 years of age
  • Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
  • Have a caregiver who is willing to participate in the intervention.
  • Live at home
  • Have internet access in the home

If you are interested and want to see if you qualify complete the survey below!

                                                  CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Need More Information?

Please feel free to contact our staff if you have any additional questions.

Brian Helsel, Coordinator

bhelsel@kumc.edu  
785-766-1944


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