The purpose of this research study is to identify the best initial treatment for achieving weight loss in older adults aged 65─85 years with obesity and multiple medical conditions. We will also investigate how to adapt the weight loss plan for those who struggle to lose weight after the first two months (8-weeks) of participation
Our team is exploring how technology can help us capture dietary information. We are looking for older adults who will be willing to help us see what is the most effective way to capture nutritional information.
Do you want to help in the design of a new device that can electronically measure and track your strength? We are testing a new system that uses an electronic resistance exercise band and an 'app' designed for older adults to improve strength and prevent weakness. If you have an interest, you may be able to share your opinions on the device with us! We will provide $50 in gas card incentives.
The risk factors that drive health are unique to various patient populations and different patient populations use different language to communicate their health risk factors. The health risk factors and language that patients use also differs by locations. We are holding focus group sessions with family medicine physicians, senior patients, caregivers of senior patients, patients experiencing homelessness, and patients experiencing food insecurity to gain a deeper understanding of the major health risk factors they face and the words they use to describe them.
This study is designed to better understand the thoughts and perspectives of older adults with early-stage Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers to determine barriers to using telemedicine.
UNC Center for Aging and Health needs your help to understand the feelings of family/informal caregivers of nursing home residents with dementia about reducing or stopping osteoporosis medications.
We are designing a device that aims to use voice technology to collect dietary recall data. We are recruiting Registered Dietitian's aged 22+ years willing to participate in a 40 minute virtual session. Our hope is to collect the thoughts and perspective of a Registered Dietitian in regard to the challenges older adults may face in food recall.
Do you think technology can be used to detect memory problems? We are inviting you to participate in a research study, Exploiting Voice Assistant Systems for Early Detection of Cognitive Decline, by completion of a one-time 1-hour virtual Zoom session Our study team is seeking volunteers: -Aged 65 and older -Willing to participate -Medically diagnosed memory problems The study consists of: -One time Zoom session that last 1 hour. -Completion of memory tests and questionnaires -Interaction with Amazon Alexa -Virtual visit will be audio and videotaped. At study conclusion, we will send you an Amazon gift card for your participation.
Patients with advanced lung cancer and their caregivers are burdened by frequent visits for oncology care, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. Other studies have shown that Palliative Care can help with this burden. While we know that having palliative care clinicians work closely with the oncology team is helpful for patients and their loved ones, many patients do not have access to these specialists because hospitals and cancer clinics lack enough staff and because some patients and family members live in distant regions that make attending clinic visits difficult and expensive. One way to overcome these barriers is to have patients meet with palliative care clinicians using confidential video-conferencing technology. The purpose of this study is to determine if meeting with a palliative care clinician through video-conferencing is just as beneficial for patients and their families as meeting with a palliative care clinician in person.
The purpose of this research study is to develop the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Palliative Care (ADRD-PC) program for persons with late-stage ADRD and their family members during a hospitalization. For patients, we aim to learn if this program of dementia-specific palliative is effective to reduce hospital transfers, improve symptom treatment, supplement supportive services and reduce nursing home transitions. For family members, we aim to improve communication with clinicians, shared decision-making and decrease distress.