Funding for this research was provided by:
Norges Forskningsråd (273581, 261626)
Received: 26 February 2020
Accepted: 14 May 2020
First Online: 9 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved in May 2019 by the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics, North Norway (2019/385) and West Norway (2017/1519) (the pilot), and registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT04043364). Assessment and utilization of personal data on the dyads, volunteers and volunteer coordinators from nonprofit organizations are approved by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NDS) (ref. 514093). After verbal and written information, spoken and written informed consent was obtained in direct conversation with the caregiver and the PDW, if capable of providing consent for participation. If not, the next of kin or a legal advocate provided consent based on their determination on whether the PWD, when they were able, would have agreed to participate in the trial.
: Not applicable.
: HA’s work was supported by the National Institute of Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54AG063546, which funds NIA Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s Disease and AD-Related Dementias Clinical Trials Collaboratory (NIA IMPACT Collaboratory). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. HA is also funded by the NIA P30AG021342-16S1 and P50AG047270. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.