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Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment Living Alone


This observational study seeks to better understand the experience and needs of older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer's disease who live alone.

Minimum Age Maximum Age Gender Healthy Volunteers
55 Years N/A All No
March 1, 2016
September 1, 2020

  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or MCI
  • Living alone

  • Resides in nursing home or assisted living facility
  • Current alcohol abuse

Participants will be interviewed 5 times for about 1 hour each over a 3-month period. Interviews will take place at the participant's home or another convenient place and will be audio recorded. After the recordings are transcribed and personal names removed, the sound recordings will be destroyed.

Name City State Zip Status Primary Contact
Institute for Health & Aging
San Francisco California 94705 Recruiting Elena Portacolone, PhD MBA MPH

University of California, San Francisco

Name Role Affiliation
Elena Portacolone, PhD Principal Investigator University of California, San Francisco

Name Phone Email
Elena Portacolone, PhD 510-830-9309
Teena O'Brian 510-830-9309


Living Alone in Old Age With Cognitive Impairment