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LifeZig Personalized Reminiscence Video With Slideshows and Music for Individuals With Alzheimer's and Dementia (Lifezig)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2010
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Information provided by:
Photozig, Inc.

The LifeZig Project is a research study of a new reminiscence activity for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other types of dementia, based on the LifeZig system, with personalized video channels containing old photographs and music on television.

The goal of the LifeZig study is to enhance the quality of life for dementia patients and their families/caregivers, decrease the burden of care, and contribute to positive interaction between dementia patients and families/caregivers.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Behavioral: Lifezig Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: LifeZig System for Individuals With Alzheimer's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Photozig, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Multidimensional Observation Scale for Elderly Subject [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    This scale reflects the overall well-being of dementia patients. The construct being assessed is the quality of life of dementia patients, related to patient functioning, disoriented behavior, depression/anxiety, irritable behavior, and withdrawn behavior, consisting of 32 items, divided in four sub-scales: "Personal Care", "Communication, Awareness & Memory", "Mood", and "Interpersonal Awareness Behaviors". The overall score provides an indication of the overall perceived well-being of the dementia patient. Best value = 32. Worst Value = 144.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    This scale measures the type/number of dementia patients disturbing behaviors, and how much they bother caregivers with 24 items describing possible troublesome behaviors that the patient might evidence in the past month. Caregivers are first asked whether the dementia patient had displayed any of these in the time period, and secondly to rate on a 5-point scale (0=not at all; 4= extremely) how much this "bothered or upset" them. A "conditional bother" score is calculated which is the "upset" or "bother" ratings for only the problematic behavior that occurred. Best value = 0. Worst Value = 96.

  • Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CES-D) is a 20-item measure that asks about the frequency of depressive symptoms (affective, psychological, and somatic) within the past week. The construct being assessed is the caregiver depression. Best value = 0. Worst Value = 60.

Enrollment: 242
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifezig
Subjects watch personalized reminiscence video channels developed by program staff with the help of family members/caregivers (using the LifeZig system)
Behavioral: Lifezig
Personalized Reminiscence Video
Other Name: LifeZig Personalized Reminiscence Slideshow
No Intervention: Usual Care
Subjects follow routine activities applied by nurses or caregivers, such as traditional reminiscence, crafts, singing, recreational activities, and other activities.

Detailed Description:
This program creates personalized TV channels with old photographs of AD patients, music, narration and relaxing sounds; as an activity to relax dementia patients.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria for dementia patients:

    • documented diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's or other type of dementia, medically stable, and visual/hearing capabilities to watch television.
  • Inclusion criteria for family members/caregivers:

    • provide care or be a family member of dementia patient, have knowledge of the person, and be able to provide old photographs of dementia patient.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00759863

United States, California
Photozig, Inc.
Moffett Field, California, United States, 94035-0128
Sponsors and Collaborators
Photozig, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Bruno Kajiyama, MS Photozig, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Bruno Kajiyama, Photozig, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00759863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pz-A102b
R44AG022261 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 23, 2008
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Results First Submitted: June 22, 2009
Results First Posted: February 23, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders